Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Psychotechnic Theory Of Mind
-Poul Anderson, The Psychotechnic League (New York, 1981), p. 196.
Similarly, in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, Hari Seldon's psychohistory addressed the galactic population but his Second Foundation also develops expertise in individual psychology.
Are "the psychiatric" (or psychological) and "the neurological" interchangeable? (See also here.) Not exactly. An account of an externally observed cerebral process and an account of an inwardly experienced mental process are not the same account. Minds are neither reducible to nor independent of but emergent from interactions between particles - I think.