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The Resource Admirable evasions : how psychology undermines morality, Theodore Dalrymple

Admirable evasions : how psychology undermines morality, Theodore Dalrymple

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Admirable evasions : how psychology undermines morality
Title
Admirable evasions
Title remainder
how psychology undermines morality
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Dalrymple
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explains why human self-understanding has not been bettered by the false promises of the different schools of psychological thought. Most psychological explanations of human behavior are not only inadequate oversimplifications, argues Dalrymple, they are socially harmful in that they allow those who believe in them to evade personal responsibility for their actions and to put the blame on a multitude of scapegoats: on their childhood, their genes, their neurochemistry, even on evolutionary pressures. Reveals how the fashionable schools of psychoanalysis, behaviorism, modern neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology all prevent the kind of honest self-examination that is necessary to the formation of human character. Instead, they promote self-obsession without self-examination, and the gross overuse of medicines that affect the mind. Considers metaphysical objections to the assumptions of psychology, and suggests that literature is a far more illuminating window into the human condition than psychology could ever hope to be
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dalrymple, Theodore
Dewey number
150
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.S43
LC item number
D35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-perception
  • Self-reliance
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychology
Label
Admirable evasions : how psychology undermines morality, Theodore Dalrymple
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781594037870
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014037247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn884814966
  • (OCoLC)884814966
Label
Admirable evasions : how psychology undermines morality, Theodore Dalrymple
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781594037870
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014037247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn884814966
  • (OCoLC)884814966

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