By Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, Barry L. Beyerstein
50 nice Myths of well known Psychology makes use of well known myths as a automobile for aiding scholars and laypersons to differentiate technology from pseudoscience.
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Extra resources for 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
Some theoretical implications societal agreements, are the often-unexamined basis of our daily life. Philosophers, however, want to subject these conventions to scrutiny. When they attack the thoughtless conventionality of myth, they call all conventions into question. This is why manipulating mythological conventions, as do the sophists, is part of the confrontation between nature and culture/convention that played so large a part in the intellectual world of the late ﬁfth century. It also leads to Plato’s desire in the Republic to reconvene the mythological basis of society.
When the philosophers use myth they do it on their own terms, creating a special subgenre. It was suggested above that one reason they do this is to appropriate ostentatiously the authority of poetry and myth by demonstrating the subordination of myth. A deconstructive reading might see this move as an attempt to fashion a universal and totalising philosophical discourse. It would be partly correct to do so. Yet the speciﬁcally philosophical nature of the included myth would demonstrate that the attempt to totalise fails since the philosophers do not include what they think they include, the mythic and irrational.
Because it is disquieting and because it is literary, its role has frequently been ignored or argued away as so much window dressing by analytic interpreters of philosophy. Such an approach underestimates myth’s philosophical potential. Philosophical myth’s existence as a literary subgenre deﬁnable by authorial manipulation (on the lines laid out above) means that other theoretical approaches to myth are of limited use in understanding it. Take, for example, the structuralist conception of myth.
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, Barry L. Beyerstein