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It is bad enough that the field of psychology has for so long been a non-social science, viewing the motive forces of personality as deriving from internal psychic experiences rather than from man's interaction with his social setting.

mmmmmmmmmmm, no. The premises of psychology, entombed in The Literature, are "man's interaction with his social setting." Behavior is the expression of internalized experiences with a "social setting," the relation of one's self to the other. More accurate are retrospective observations of research bias that acknowledge the antipathy of latter day psychologists toward ideologic pathologies arising from abject institutional "engineering", so to isolate autogenetic mental defect in the individual.

Similarly in the field of economics: since its "utilitarian" revolution about a century ago, this discipline has also abandoned its analysis of the objective world and its political, economic productive relations in favor of more introverted, utilitarian and welfare-oriented norms. Moral speculations concerning mathematical psychics have come to displace the once-social science of political economy. Read more ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Dec 14th, 2009 at 12:55:55 PM EST

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