Redefining Science as the Social Extension of Human Nature: A New Intellectual Position Derived from the Proposition that We Can Only Interact with Perceptual Fields

30 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2016

Date Written: November 27, 2016

Abstract

For any theory of psychology to be a valid general theory it must account for all human outputs. Nothing can be exempt.

This means for example, the theory must reach across all social science, since all of social science is created by people. It must account for why quantum physics is as it is. It must tell us what does and does not exist, therefore if time exists and if it does not, then how and why it does not. It must account for why we are as we are, why we evolved, and why we are dominant. Do we have a spirit and what does that mean? What is mental health and mental illness... but mental illness defined in terms of why and in what way can the theory fail, and what we can do about that? Why does humanity aggregate? How do we understand groups, and societies? What evolutionary reason lies behind the trait? What is human nature? Where did human nature come from? What exactly is out basic genetically driven fundamentals and how do they influence choices in our lives? Do we really have choice? If so how? How do ideas exist, and how do they influence us? And where did they come from? And how are solutions integrated into one theory, since all arise from the same activity, namely human activity? Etc. Without this reach then by definition it is not a general theory of psychology.

The paper reinforces the founding intellectual position correct, the subsequent analysis correct, as is the methodological redesign of science, and definition of human nature and consequences so derived. Introduces original ethical definition of a scientist, and shows how to refute the analysis requires refutation of reasoning steps, not merely that the conclusions do not fit with pre-existing thinking.

The start point is understanding the consequences of our fundamental place in the universe. We stand before a perceptual field...in the absence of photons we cannot seeā€¦

Keywords: understanding humanity, human nature, ideas in human affaird, mind, evolution of consciousness

JEL Classification: A12, A13, A14

Suggested Citation

Little, Graham, Redefining Science as the Social Extension of Human Nature: A New Intellectual Position Derived from the Proposition that We Can Only Interact with Perceptual Fields (November 27, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2876338 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2876338

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