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A serious and old assessment of psychology on the crossroads
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As such, they have a history of their own that is quite different from the history of any individual author who may have played a part in their history. A particular author’s text on the ether, economic value, culture, dreams, intelligence, or emotion may be part of that author’s intellectual biography, but it is also part of the history of a certain discursive object that began before this author’s intervention and continued after it. This second history is a history of objects, not a history of subjects.
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In key regions there was at that time a very noticeable preoccupation with a past that was rapidly being swept away by massive industrial development, urbanization, and technological development (Shore, 2001; Terdiman, 1993). This preoccupation helped establish memory as a target for scholarly and medical-scientiﬁc interest (Roth, 1989). But not everyone was preoccupied with the past in the same way. Social conservatives tended to romanticize the past as such, while those who put their faith in science and progress, being skeptical of such adumbrations, were more likely to emphasize the difference between the past as it really was and memory for the past that was prone to error.
About psychology : essays at the crossroads of history, theory, and philosophy by Darryl B. Hill, Michael J. Kral