Mind & Society Fads
Mind & Society Fads identifies and explores the major fads--both historic and recent--of the realm of science and society. No less than manufactured products, faddish thinking spreads just as rapidly and often has a pernicious effect on our society. Most every field of learning and study has suffered from a quick fix or a specious argument or a convincing guru. Only mention phrenology, the Bermuda Triangle, Albert Einstein, reincarnation, goldfish swallowing, Sigmund Freud, biorhythms, or genius sperm banks and we smile and perhaps wince. From the 1700s to the 1990s, these intellectual fads have lodged themselves in society's belief system and obscured logical thinking. This enlightening volume focuses on these intellectual fads and stresses how these diversions can be beneficial because they prompt a rethinking of our basic assumptions--a type of intellectual housecleaning. General areas covered include:
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