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Tim’s Light Reading (12-15-2011): The Non-Western Mind, Politics And Intellectuals, The Psychology Of Terrorism, And The 1992 Affect

1. The Mind In The History Of Psychology: Contingency And Psychohistory Josh Rothman of the Boston Globe‘s Brainiac blog considers (or rather ponders what two psychologists have considered on) the limitations and possibilities of theories of the mind contingent on whether psychology had developed outside of Western culture. Rothman’s piece focuses on the various terms for mind around the world: maum, kokoro, dusa, etc. This pointer drags up a thought that has been hovering on the edges of my consciousness in relation to USIH historiography. Are intellectual historians afraid of psychology? Except for Lasch and Hofstadter, who among recent intellectual Read more