New mind modeling method opens a fresh perspective on psychology. It's called "mentics". We all know what the mind is. We each have one and use it constantly every day. The trouble is, we seldom look at it. Instead we try to study it by looking at other people's minds. That would be OK if it were possible, but I can't see your mind. All I can see is how you behave and how your body reacts to your mind. What you say or write, who you argue or co-operate with, how you sing and dance, and everything else that I learn about what you are and what you do, allows me to try to figure out what you are thinking and wanting. I try, but seldom, if ever, do I succeed. It leaves me with more room for illusion and error than I can even imagine! You are yourself; you are not my idea of you. By external observation I cannot possible study your mind. But I can study my own mind directly by introspection. I can look it right in the eyes. But when I look at my own mind, how can I explain to someone else what I see? Philosophers have been trying to report their own introspection throughout history with little success. They persistently fail to agree on terminology that identifies their unique meanings of ideas. Cognitive ideas transcend common observation. There seem to have been no "brass tacks" with which to measure ideas per se. And a field of science cannot exist without consensus. Now mentics allows us to share our thought processes and structures with precise formulas that we can, if willing, come to agree upon. It successfully models ideas themselves. A general theory of mind is here at last. The recent revolutionary progress in objective anthropology can now be joined with this new system of subjective psychology to organize a general, universal theory of mind.
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Oliver R. Odhner: Sr. Engineer in plastics manufacturing company. Co-proprietor for Odhner Corp. in hardware manufacture for 19 years. Credited with 8 U.S. patents. Authored website highermeaning.org. since 2001. Life-long pursuit of mentics. Rachel D. Odhner: Teacher, middle school. President of Odhner Corp. for 19 years. Active in parent-teacher organization, long-term planning committee for school district, alumnae organization. Life-long interest in educational philosophy.
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Book Description Swedenborg Scientific Associat, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110910557780
Book Description Swedenborg Scientific Association, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Oliver R. Odhner (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0910557780