Models of Man: A Phenomenological Critique of Some Paradigms in the Human Sciences James J. Dagenais

ISBN: 9789024712908

Published: July 31st 1972

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173 pages


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Models of Man: A Phenomenological Critique of Some Paradigms in the Human Sciences  by  James J. Dagenais

Models of Man: A Phenomenological Critique of Some Paradigms in the Human Sciences by James J. Dagenais
July 31st 1972 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 173 pages | ISBN: 9789024712908 | 8.23 Mb

This essay is, first, a theoretical and historical study of some classical scientific ways of studying human being in the world. The more readily accessible and more commonly discussed models of being human were chosen for review here, butMoreThis essay is, first, a theoretical and historical study of some classical scientific ways of studying human being in the world. The more readily accessible and more commonly discussed models of being human were chosen for review here, but structuralism is included because I believe it will have, the same impact in America as it has had in France, and I hope that American readers might be forewarned about what may be ideologically at stake before the technical, and fruitful, aspects of the movement become an academic fad in the United States.

The subjects included are mainline experimental psychology from Wundt to Skinner, with its relatively shortlived functionalist and Watsonian-behaviorist formulations- holistic psychology from Brentano through Stumpf, Husserl, and Goldstein to Maslow, Rogers, and contemporary third force psychology- and the psychoanalytic model, for which the only paradigm is Freud himself. Preeminence is given to psychological paradigms, since their subject matter lies closest to the classical philosophical tradition from which philosophical anthropology emerged.

(This book is, in the final analysis, a prolegomenon to an articulated philosophical anthropo logy. ) Sociological models are also considered: the classical tradition from Comte to the present, and Marxist anthropology from the manu scripts of 1844 to the present. The structuralist model, from Durkheim to Chomsky, is also considered, since it cuts across and gives new dimensions to all the foregoing models. The essay is, second, a phenomenological critique of these historico theoretical considerations.



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