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More from Economies and Cultures by Wilk - Elena's Journal
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"Sociology, in the hands of Auguste Comte and Emile Durkheim, assumed that human beings ae natural social animals. Humans cooperate and make sacrifices, social philosophers said, because it is part of our social nature, not because we selfishly calculate the results of our actions."

Who the heck says we don't do both?

By the way, this book is extremely good, if anyone is interested in reading it when I'm done with it.


The text goes on to say that yes, different theorists have tried to combine these ideas into a more comprehensive, complimentary idea. But the thing I continue to learn is that theories and ideas can't be parsed into a single theory 90% of the time because we don't think single-mindedly. This goes down to the very structure of our brains and thoughts. Our brain is divided into two halves, for one thing! And studies have shown that each side has different functions and strengths. From there, look at the diagram I just posted. We think about all the options, because there are so many. So, I think that we can think on the levels of self-satisfaction, moral obligation, and as social creatures all at the same time because we can be aware of these ideas all at the same time.

I'm tired so I doubt I'm making sense... I think we just think the way that theories try and explain that we do separately actually occurs all at once, and is in no way comprehensible in a cohesive, single argument, because we don't think single-mindedly.


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From: jerrett Date: February 20th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't post at 4 AM. You're not very coherent at that hour.

Your post in short: "Models of human thought are innacurate because they are constrained in thinking that humans think one thought at a time while the human mind is capable of processing multiple thoughts simultaneously."

Or did I miss something?
elena From: elena Date: February 20th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
kind of.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 24th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Good post!

thats it, guy
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 5th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

thanks much

Nice post., man
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