In I Can Get It For You Wholesale I wrote: "I'm looking forward to getting many engaging and insightful posts out of this fabulous set" -- the set being the five volumes I have taken to calling The Library of World Bullshit. In keeping with that threat, today's text is a book whose very title is a demonstrative lesson in prolixity: 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do; Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books.
Perusing the table of contents, I see the usual suspects listed: Freud, Adler, Jung, Maslow, William James, B.F. Skinner, Steven Pinker -- including many I hate: Adler, Jung, Maslow, William James, B.F. Skinner, Steven Pinker.
But what is surprising are (to no one's surprise) the surprises. To give just a couple examples...
Let's hear it for Psychology, then...
the unlikely story of how America slipped the surly bonds of earth & came to
believe in signs & portents that would make the middle ages blush
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
hegemonic ideology of global capitalism. (Zizek)
Thursday, June 12