"However, psychoanalysis is not just a school that flourished and faded. It is widely regarded as the paradigm of bad science, a theory so obviously false that it's proponents must be deluded or devious or both."
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
On Bacon's Project:
"... after the brilliant, often witty, and always challenging Bk I, Bk II proves to be a rather pretentious, even half-baked collection of veiled theories, Hermetic innuendos, Scholastic distinctions, and labels. Had only Bk II survived, more than one Ph.D dissertation would have been needed to est precisely what the Baconian method was."
- Daniel Robinson, An Intellectual History of Psychology
Friday, October 26, 2012
"Without truth, it is easy to fall into an empiricist and sceptical view of life, incapable of rising to the level of praxis because of a lack of interest in grasping the values — sometimes even the meanings — with which to judge and direct it. Fidelity to man requires fidelity to the truth, which alone is the guarantee of freedom (cf. Jn 8:32) and of the possibility of integral human development. For this reason the Church searches for truth, proclaims it tirelessly and recognizes it wherever it is manifested."
- Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in veritate, 2009"
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
"Hegel is commonly viewed as having attempted something truly magnificent and as having failed to preposterously to achieve it. But when we view his systematic thought as philosophical narrative, it turns out to be quite achievable (though still not modest in its pretensions)."
- John McCumber, Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era