The Politicization of Neuroscience and the Destruction of Psychology

C. Fred Alford


Something odd is going on in political theory: the politicization of neuroscience. One result is to render depth psychology irrelevant, or rather simply wrong. Another result, even more puzzling, is the self-destruction of political theory by some of its leading lights. Political theory is about power relationships among people who live in communities, societies, and nations. Once the individual is lifted out of society and community, and seen instead as a neuro-physiological system, there is no need or place for political theory.


psychology, neuroscience, politics, theory

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