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Burying Freud

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Unfortunately, one phenomenon of this new media of discussion, and its characteristically rapid pace, is that one may tend to reply to ideas without first checking the credibility of his/her reciprocation. I am quite guilty of this infraction myself. Because this media allows for such a wide spectra of discipline, there seems to be a great deal of freedom for the intellect to "dabble". For those of us unfamiliar with particular disciplines and their founding literature, we are vulnerable to our own deductive reason. I think that, in academic groups such as this if there were no one willing to point out such error, there may be a "reinventing the wheel" phenomenon, whereas students of one discipline may find a stimulating concept in an unfamiliar discipline and then seek to test his/her deductive hypothesis. Only then finding that they were traveling a previously blazed trail.

This is a good lesson. Thank all of you for demonstrating the importance of "doing one's homework" before proposing an argument, especially in the critical tense. This has again refreshed my humility to the vast amount of research that has gone before me!

Jeff Long

 


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Burying Freud

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Unfortunately, one phenomenon of this new media of discussion, and its characteristically rapid pace, is that one may tend to reply to ideas without first checking the credibility of his/her reciprocation. I am quite guilty of this infraction myself. Because this media allows for such a wide spectra of discipline, there seems to be a great deal of freedom for the intellect to "dabble". For those of us unfamiliar with particular disciplines and their founding literature, we are vulnerable to our own deductive reason. I think that, in academic groups such as this if there were no one willing to point out such error, there may be a "reinventing the wheel" phenomenon, whereas students of one discipline may find a stimulating concept in an unfamiliar discipline and then seek to test his/her deductive hypothesis. Only then finding that they were traveling a previously blazed trail.

This is a good lesson. Thank all of you for demonstrating the importance of "doing one's homework" before proposing an argument, especially in the critical tense. This has again refreshed my humility to the vast amount of research that has gone before me!

Jeff Long

 


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