Objectivism and Psychology
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 5 June 2011, Question 5
I answered a question on Objectivism and psychology on Philosophy in Action Radio on 5 June 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Does Objectivism need a psychology? The philosophy of Objectivism does not address the domain of human psychology as a distinct and significant category. Does that make it incomplete? If so, is that important?
My Answer, In Brief: Objectivism is a philosophy, not the sum of all knowledge. Psychology is and ought to be respected as a separate discipline.
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