[xmca] Blunden on Subjects

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at gmail.com>
Date: Tue Dec 18 2007 - 12:01:11 PST

I am unsure how to comment usefully yet on Andy's paper because I am
struggling over the polysemy

But I have this thought. When Andy states that psychology is the study of
the individual psych I thought to
myself that the "individual" psyche studied by positivist methods that take
group statistics to stand in the
"the individual" are realy a reduction of the "individual" to the universal.
Freud and Luria and others make
statements about individual psychological processes that are those
experienced by an individual. Most
of psychology is not about this, except insofar as invariant features
consciousness are biologically
highly cannalized modes of acting and experiencing.

The "idiographic/nomothetic" distinction appears seldom in our discussions
What kind of subject is Andy's subject?
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