Bob4419 Wrote:
May 19, 2012 2:06 PM
The view that demography or biology is destiny is a part of late-modern conventional wisdom that informed the work of Karl Marx and behaviorist psychologists, among others, and is a cornerstone of collectivist, farm-animal ideologies. It stems from a misunderstanding of empirical method, which necessarily objectifies, aggregates, and averages what they observe. These methods are great for generating knowledge about rocks and molecules, and rocks and molecules aren't much diminished by being objectified and stereotyped. When applied to humans, though, the result is a decapitated depiction.