ROBERT C. PRIDDY HOMEPAGE
ESSAYS, LANGUAGE, LITERARY, POETRY, WRITINGS, DEBATE, CRITICISM, HUMOUR
Robert Crichton 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.
Academic and Scientific
Objectivity And The Study Of Human Society Epistemological
problems of the main social sciences.
Behaviour, Intention & Meaning Research principles
on meaningful behaviour.
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.
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
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.
Articles in Norwegian Books, Journals and National Newspapers 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.
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.