ROBERT C. PRIDDY- HOMEPAGE
(ESSAYS, LANGUAGE, LITERARY, POETRY, WRITINGS, DEBATE, CRITICISM, HUMOUR
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.
Science Limited a 12-chapter book critical of scientism and the role of both natural and human sciences today, 1998 - revised 2004). This web book deals with intellectual, social and ethical challenges remaining to science. The great achievements of science are of course not rejected but, with a view to clarifying the limits to scientific understanding - both at present and in principle - some shortcomings in what science investigates are examined.
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. Secular understanding and related issues, Articles on human experience relating to a down-to-earth world view; secularism, agnosticism or atheism, basic human needs or characteristics towards happiness, self-understanding, and phenomena caused by the brain, its micro-chemistry and structures.
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.
Secular understanding and related issues, Articles on human experience relating to a down-to-earth world view; secularism, agnosticism or atheism, basic human needs or characteristics towards happiness, self-understanding, and phenomena caused by the brain, its micro-chemistry and structures.