The Paradox of Pleasure and Relativity: The Psychological Causal Law - Vol. 10

The Paradox of Pleasure and Relativity: The Psychological Causal Law - Vol. 10

The Paradox of Pleasure and Relativity: The Psychological Causal Law - Vol. 10

The Paradox of Pleasure and Relativity: The Psychological Causal Law - Vol. 10

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The central concept of this book is so new that most readers will find it unacceptable or even ridiculous. That is why it is new. If the causal principle of human reactions, to which this concept amounts, did not seem so utterly impossible to man, it would have been discovered the first time man reflected about it. For as a natural principle it can be only simple. All basic principles of sciences are simple, but were not discovered for so long because they seemed impossible and often ridiculous in human terms.

Since this central concept leads to the understanding for the first time of the causal laws of all human reactions, including feeling and thought, the explanations in this book extend to varied fields, from physiology to the nature of the philosophical method. These explanations are as unexpected as the central concept is. They originate from a point of view that represents almost the reverse of what the humanistic and generally accepted "scientific" view has been. In psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, adjustment, education and learning, a unified causal explanation is given. It has never been possible before because its underlying, seemingly paradoxical logic is contrary to everything psychologists presently consider as true and scientific.

In medicine, the mysterious causes of the increasing modern diseases become explainable, as the paradoxical causal logic of physiologic reactions becomes understood. In the field of thought, the relativity of knowledge explains the inherent contradictions and fallacies of philosophy and all humanistic speculations. What is more important, the dilemmas of modern physics become explainable, as the universal one-sidedness of man's knowledge of physical reality is revealed in the light of the relativity of knowledge. Equally . . .

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