Genes, Brains, and Politics: Self-selection and Social Life
Praeger, 1993 - 193 sidor
White moves from a simple proposition maintaining that all individuals seek suitable surroundings to propose a provocative approach to social and political action. Rooting his position in modern life sciences and particularly in sociobiology and neurobiology, he establishes an IMPish model that is interactional, mentalist, and populational. Interactional in that both heredity and environment are credited for due influence on individuals' traits; mentalist in that individuals' actions can be purposeful rather than simply determined; and populational in his insistence that the unique persona must not be slighted in the rush to fashion statistics.
Applying his behavioral principles most notably relevant to self-selection and using examples derived from modern political action, White examines the importance of these fundamental orientations in the social and political orders. The work has implications for policy assessment and re-formulation. It constitutes a challenge to much of the widely accepted contemporary political theory and public policy approaches.
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What this postulate means , with respect to the spacetime horizon , is that a wide
range of individual differences is likely to exist with respect to the capability
involved in forming the horizon . Mentalist If consciousness is an emergent
property of ...
Humans do not exist simply in a physical world , ” writes Weissman and Gorman (
1977 , p . 6 ) , “ they experience and inhabit a symbolically transformed universe .
” Human time , for them , becomes “ an emergent set of cognitive construct ...
... differences that exist within the select group are likely to exist in magnified ( if
also qualified ) form within the more general population . It is at least suggestive
here that Maccoby ( 1965 , p . 310 ) reports a 1936 study by Terman and Miles in
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