Saturday, 26 September 2015

On Prickles & Goo

I enjoy this video cartoon of Alan Watts talking about 'prickles and goo', which was made by the people who brought us South Park. I use this cartoon in my History of Psychology class to introduce the fundamental split in history and in contemporary science between the 'Neats' and the 'Fuzzies' (as philosopher Dan Dennett called them): people who best appreciate nice neat clean 'Lego-like' theories (like the Pythagoreans) and those who best appreciate non-linear, messy, 'Plasticine-like' theories (like William James).


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