The Intellectuals And The Wage Workers; A Study In Educational Psychoanalysis

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byHerbert Ellsworth Cory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... VII THE CLASS STRUGGLE AND FRATERNITY We have already had occasions to dwell on the deterrent influences of the natural sciences on the younger sciences of human nature, particularly on economics, psychology, and history. Mathematical instruments, methods of measurement which have carried us far in the control of forces which at first seemed remote from the comprehension of men, these methods so extraordinarily successful with natural phenomena have done extraordinarily little to illuminate the secrets within our own hearts or to harmonize our relations with our friends and enemies at the next door. Economics went blind astray measuring distribution with little thought of consumption. History chopped up human life into useless conceptual atoms or molecules called events. And psychology has tended towards a similar pseudochemical or pseudo-physical analysis of the mind into faculties or some sort of compartments or some sort of mental electrons that are neither demonstrable facts nor fruitful concepts. In all three of these sciences, also, a very naive overestimation of the validity of statistics has palsied our groping minds. But now we are beginning to evolve a method in psychology which is really scientific, not a pseudoscientific imitation of details of method that have proved valid in physics, chemistry, and astronomy, but which cannot thus be certified for the peculiar phenomena of psychology. In dealing with the "stream of consciousness" we did wrong to try to isolate a mental atom. But psychopathology has given us a clue to the real psychological equivalent of the isolation of the atom in chemistry. There is, we learn, no difference except in degree between the sane and the insane. In these turbulent days we can hardly dare to question this general...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... VII THE CLASS STRUGGLE AND FRATERNITY We have already had occasions to dwell on the deterrent influences of the natural scienc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021735193X

ISBN - 13:9780217351935

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