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By Niels Engelsted

This short offers the argument for the necessity to re-establish the theoretical concentration of normal psychology in modern mental examine. It starts off with an in depth account of the present “crisis” of psychology and our sleek disconnect from basic psychology. Chapters current the works of Aristotle and A.N. Leontiev, utilizing their principles to stipulate an extended sought after basic psychology. the final psychology delineates the 4 nook posts of the area of psychology: Sentience, Intentionality, brain, and Human realization, and explains why they're all precious yet no longer an identical. along with a ancient dialogue, which goals to illustrate how Marxism obtained it correct, after which now not, this short offers a brand new radical conception of human evolution, which credit the Adam-and-Eve tale with an important hyperlink hitherto neglected by way of Marxism, Darwinism, and paleoanthropology. moreover, it argues why a brand new knowing is necessary within the Anthropocene Age.
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Two Defining Paradigms: Dash and Slash While animal and food are inherently (or bio-logically) inseparable, in real life, they become separated all the time. Now you have the pudding, and now it is gone. It is here locomotion, the second defining feature of the animal being, enters the equation. , under their own power and volition, and this enables them to re-connect with food, when contact has been lost. Locomotion requires an investment of energy, as does the sprouting of light-capturing leaves in plants.

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