ROBERT C. PRIDDY HOMEPAGE

Robert Crichton Priddy (aka just Robert Priddy): Born 1936 - Cirencester, England. Resident in Norway since 1959. Retired - researched in the sociology of knowledge at The Institute of Social Studies, Oslo, Norway. Researched, lectured and examined in philosophy 1968-85 (Institute of Philosophy & Examen Philosophicum) and sociology 1970-76 (Institute of Psychology) at the University of Oslo, Norway and as guest lecturer in Scandinavia.
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Academic and Scientific Publications:

Objectivity And The Study Of Human Society Epistemological problems of the main social sciences. Oslo University 1968 (133 pages)

Observation and Understanding of Social Phenomena
Public lecture, Institute of Philosophy, 1968.

Behaviour, Intention & Meaning Research principles on meaningful behaviour. Institute Of Social Research , Oslo 1969 (62 pages )

Forskningsorienteringer I Norsk Samfunnsvitenskap (Research Orientations In Norwegian Social Science) Conclusions of a research project in the sociology of knowledge into Norwegian social research during the 1960s (see details of aim and methods) . Publ. Institute Of Sociology, University Of Oslo. 1972 (20 pages) as Kunnskapssosiologiske betraktninger over orienteringer i norsk samfunnsforskning.

Communication & Understanding Textbook in semantical and logical analysis and the philosophy of science. University 1982 New Eds. 1983, 1985. (216 pages) On-line book under Creative Commons License- see here

Empirisme og byråkrati Hovedtendenser i norsk samfunnsforskning i 60-årene. Yearbook of Sociology,Oslo, Norway. 2000. p.11 - 34. (Sosiologisk Årbok 2000) ISSN 0808-288X.

Self-Awareness in Psychological Understanding  in Transfigural Mathematics Vol 1 No. 1 2006 pps 39-43 & 59-63. (Interdisciplinary Journal of Mathematics, Sciences, Literature and Arts.

Articles in Norwegian Books, Journals and National Newspapers


I was fairly active in free-lance journalism (having firstly learned techniques as a shipping journalist assistant editor in the City of London (at The Syren and Shipping Illustrated during 1957-1958) , social science, philosophical, psychological/psychiatric and social-political debate in Norway in the mid-1960s and thereafter. In the 1980s and 90s I published diverse writings on spirituality in articles, journals and books. Some of my early published contributions - articles in newspapers, journals and books - are referenced here:-
My contribution to the debate on social theory and methods - see here,

My work as a NAVF researcher in sociology at the Institute of Social Science, Oslo, between 1968 and 1972, reference here
Three articles in the journal 'Kontrast' on R.D. Laing and the 1960s revolution in psychiatry see here and here
Foreword to R.D. Laing's 'The Divided Self' in Norwegian see here
Chapter in 'Filosofisk Hjelpebok' pub. by Oslo University Press see here
Writings on psychology include 'The Human Whole' (1991), showcased in 'Transfigural Mathematics' see here
Some socio-political articles in Norway's national newspaper 'Dagbladet' see here and here and here


Sammenbrudd og Gjennombrudd
 [Journalen] Kontrast (5) Nr. 4 1966 side 53-58 (English trans.: 'Breakdown and Breakthrough')

Sinnsykdom, Radikalisme og R.D. Laing  [Journalen] Kontrast 9 nr. 4 1967 (English trans. 'Mental illness, radicalism and R.D. Laing')

Schizophreni og Samfunn [Journalen] Kontrast 13 nr. 2 1969 side 124-133 (English translation: 'Schizophrenia and Society')

Filosofisk Hjelpebok, 'Om Sjel og Legeme' Universitetsforlaget (Oslo University Press), 1975, ISBN 82-00-01479-7

Foreword
to Det Spaltede Selv by R.D. Laing, 1968, Gyldendahl Forlag, Oslo

The Fundamentalist Guru Trap Exploitation, Norwegian National Inter-Cultural Magazine Ragtime, Vol 10. No 7. Oslo.


See also on Priddy in Norwegian - se også om Priddy på norsk
Priddy's forelesning om Empirisme og Byråkrati - Hovedtendenser in norsk samfunnsforskning i 60-årene
Click here for Norwegian summary Vitenskapskritikk, forståelsesfilosofi o.s.v.

WorldWideWeb Publications:

Secular understanding and related issues Articles on human experience relating to a down-to-earth world view; secularism, agnosticism or atheism and so-called 'spirituality', basic human needs or characteristics towards happiness, self-understanding, and phenomena caused by the brain, its micro-chemistry and structures.

The Philosophy of Understanding - Universal knowledge & values a 7-chapter study of human understanding in general; its nature, main structure, functions and likely limits. The full scope of explicit forms of understanding is considered, from practical, inter-personal, communicational, scientific and philosophical understanding to ethical and metaphysical insight. The scientific model of explanation is not included here as it is adequately covered by many other publications

The Human Whole - An Outline of Human Psychology a 23-chapter book, revised, extended edition 1998 - revised 2004, 2012). This book aims to give an understanding of person-centered human psychology in clear terms avoiding scientific-technical language. It would provide a frame of reference to aid in integrating personal understanding of oneself and of others. Basic assumptions of modern Western psychology are re-interpreted where relevant and brought into an overall perspective, one which focuses on psychic health, consciousness, human possibilities and challenges of personal development. It deals only secondarily with the science of behaviourism and bodily conditioning, psychopathology or psychic illness.

Science Limited under revision

Treatise on freedom and fate, cause and choice A philosophical study - an elucidation of the complex of questions surrounding the ideas of free will and their diverse implications.

DEBATABLE SUBJECTS & ESSAYS
LITERARY, LANGUAGE & POETRY DEPT.
SCOTTISH VOCABULARY
listed from 'Witch Wood' 1930 by John Buchan (1875-1940 Baron Tweedsmuir)
PERSONAL RECORDS
FUN DEPT.

Riding to the relief of philosophy students comes:- A YET SHORTER HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
(with notes for a course in comparative Western American gun slinging philosophy)
DIVERSE FUN - JOKES & QUOTES
EPHEMERA AND CURIOS
DIVERSE
Publications on Spirituality
Current standpoint on spiritual faith (click here)

Source of the Dream (US edition) Samuel Weiser Inc., York Beach, 1998 ISBN 1-57863-028-2
Source of the Dream
(Indian edition) Sai Towers Publishing, Puttaparthi, A.P. 2000
(see their web site if extant)
The Source of Dream Sun-Sky Publications - Bangalore, 1994
End of the Dream publ. Indian Skeptic/B. Premanand. Podanur, Tamil Nadu, 2004.
No Bouquets to the Baba Law Animated World, 15 December, 2005, Hyderabad
Contribution to Sathya Sai - The Avatar of Love
publ. Sri Prashanthi Society, Hyderabad, 1999
Fonte do Sonho publ. Madras Editora 2002 (in Portuguese)
On-line articles on science and the deconstruction of religious doctrines - agnosticism-atheism

EXTENSIVE EVALUATIONS OF 'SATHYA SAI BABA IN WORD AND ACTION' - MAIN OVERVIEW

TRANSLATE TO ANY LANGUAGE HERE:-
 
 

PÅ NORSK - SATHYA SAI BABA AVSLØRT

WORLD EXPOSÉ OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY SATHYA SAI BABA
MURDERS IN SATHYA SAI'S BEDROOM 1993
UP-DATE - EXECUTIONS IN SAI BABA'S BEDROOM
SATHYA SAI BABA EXPOSURE IN INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
SATHYA SAI ORG. PROPAGANDA, COVER-UP
THE SATHYA SAI ORGANISATION EXAMINED
SAI BABA'S FALSE CLAIMS AND PROPHESIES
SATHYA SAI STORIES, MYTHS AND DECEITS
ERLENDUR HARALDSSN'S 'MODERN MIRACLES' EXPOSED
DR, JOHN HISLOP LETTERS ON SAI SEX COVER-UP

COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF SAI BABA SEX PAGES
FAKE 'GREEN DIAMOND' RING EXPOSED
DR. G. VENKATARAMAN'S COVER-UP DECEITS EXPOSED
MAJOR FLAWS IN SAI BABA'S 'TEACHINGS'

SATHYA SAI MESSAGE: UNIVERSAL OR SECTARIAN?
SAI BABA'S DOCTRINAIRE EDUCATIONAL FUNDAMENTALISM
SAI BABA'S CONFUSED VIEWS ON WOMEN

SAI BABA'S EDUCATION AS "EDUCARE"
SAI BABA, NON-VIOLENCE & INDIA'S ATOM BOMBS
SERIES OF CRITICAL ARTICLES ON WORDPRESS

 
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Target of attacks by Gerald Moreno (see overview of rebuttals here)
and at Robert Priddy Not Exposed - No Deceptions