Psychological literature: The perception of time
AbstractReviews by Ernst Meumann, Philos. Stud., VIII. 431-509, 1892 ; IX. 264-306, 1893. To be continued, and by Ernst Meumann, Philos. Stud., X, 249-322, 393-430, 1894. To be continued. These two articles, already filling nearly 250 pages and running into three years of publication, are neither of them yet completed. The first installment (79 pages) is a review of contemporary workers in the field chosen: Torkelson, Münsterberg, Schumann, Nichols. The second installment contains an account of M.'s own experiments done in Prof. Wundt's laboratory at Leipzig. These 43 pages are the most valuable in the parts yet printed. The reviewer concludes that the work is scholarly, and on the whole the best that has yet appeared in this field. Yet in these days of expectant search for inmost psychological truths one must be disappointed to find that Meumann's theory of time-psychology nowhere gets beyond the notion, that perception of time-content is an ultimate and irreducible fact.