Throughout Mason’s volumes we will meet numerous people whose ideas and words influenced Mason as she developed an educational philosophy. Who where they? Let’s meet them, understand who they were, and put in context this Victorian-era educational philosophy that’s changing our modern-day homes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today we’ll meet Mr. W.B. Carpenter.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Five Things to Know::⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•He was one of the prime movers of the expeditions for deep-sea research⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•He took pleasure in making science intelligible to the public⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•His efforts led to microscopes being sold to the public at a cheap rate⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•He intended to become a civil engineer before he entered into a study of medicine⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•He was interested in the subject of “thought reading” and tested Washington Irving Bishop, believing his talent to be of great use to the study of psychology⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Mason writes in the preface of Volume One, “I beg to acknowledge my indebtedness to Dr. Carpenter’s Mental Physiology for valuable teaching on the subject of habits contained in some two or three chapters of that work.”

We can find more from Dr. Carpenter in Part III of Home Education under “The Physiology of Habit.” {Pages 111-118}⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
His neurological work brought much excitement and verification to Mason’s ideas and strengthened her resolve that habit training is a solid foundation for an educational philosophy.⠀⠀

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