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The receptors and effectors, the intelligence, memory, habits, all may now be
defined simply as hunger-gratifying tools. Capacities that are not useful for this
purpose lie dormant, or are pushed into the background. The urge to write poetry,
In the ordinary instinct-reason dichotomy or contrast, it is a badly defined instinct
and a badly defined reason that are opposed to each other. If they were correctly
defined in accordance with modern knowledge, they would be seen as not ...
Here we become involved in circular definition. We know a situation is
threatening when the animal responds with symptoms of threat. That is, the
situation is defined in terms of responses, and the responses are defined in terms
of the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jmcdbooks - LibraryThing
Rated: C+ This book is one of his classics. Not a primer for beginners but an advanced work for his colleagues. Good to ready directly about his understanding of the hierarchy of needs and self ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drbubbles - LibraryThing
Better than every self-help book at which I've ever looked, but, after the first Part, still not great. To warrant its thesis it relies upon claims developed less than rigorously, where it doesn't ... Read full review