January 2014

Fitting the Pieces Together One by One

At a New Year’s party several years ago, a neighbor, a mostly retired philosophy professor with attitude, asked me what psychological theory I subscribed to. He even threw a few names of some common theorists out to see whether I might snatch at any of them, but I did not. I knew he was baiting me and I knew why he was baiting me. The alcohol may have been affecting him, for sure. There was also the notion that the foundation of all PhD training is philosophy, since underlying the study of any academic field is a philosophy or method of thinking, often inferential, that guides it.