Comments on Articles by Nelson, Slife, Reber, and Richardson

Volume
Volume 34
Issue
Fall 2006
Title
Comments on Articles by Nelson, Slife, Reber, and Richardson
Abstract

I have only tried to deepen our understanding of the issues surrounding the secular assumptions of much current psychology by doing four things: One, pointing out how the drive toward secularism or naturalism in psychological method is supported upon much broader assumptions about cognitive authority in our intellectual culture; Two, explaining a concept of knowledge that does not start from biases about possible subject matters or methods; Three, discussing some ways in which a "€œhermeneutical"€ approach in psychological method needs to be strengthened; Four, clarifying some ways in which misunderstandings and ambiguities of "€œobjective"€ and "€œsubjective"€ can lead to confusions about the possibilities of a psychological method that does not assume secularism. My intent is to be supportive of the intellectual thrusts developed in the articles.

Author
Dr. D. Willard
Pages
266 - 271
Price
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