SIR: For all their scientific hubris and triumphalism, the reasoning of Dawkins and Co falls into the theoretical trap that hindered the development of psychology as a science, when it emerged from the dead-end of nineteenth-century Structuralism and embraced Behaviourism as a solution to its methodological problems. This failure of understanding resulted in half a century’s unnecessary eschewal of the real matter of human psychology—the mental events of internal origin, such as emotion, memory and perception. In fact, the data of both private experience and public observation are mental events. Although “observations” are interpreted as “out there” and experiences as…
Subscribe to get access to all online articles
Already a member?
Sign in to read this article