Individuation_vs._Critical_Theory_Collec.odt - Individuation vs Critical Theory Collectivism John S Rankin Abstract The intent of this paper is to

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Individuation vs. Critical Theory Collectivism John S Rankin 05-22-2019 Abstract The intent of this paper is to suggest an alternative to anti-individuation tendencies central to “Critical Theory” collectivism and (leftist/rightist) extremest identity movements generally, by drawing attention to a psychosocial epidemiological approach to existential collective behavioral problems, e.g., antisocial homicide and asocial substance misuse/suicide. Recommendation for a analytical strategy focused on constructing and applying a mass psychosocial syndrome theoretical paradigm with analysis of related psychosocial violence epidemiologies is put forward— without questioning the value of other theoretical-methodological approaches to the same social problem. An attached detailed analysis of “Durkheim’s Taxonomy of Collective Violence” is provided to support the emphasis on Durkheim’s paradigm in this paper; with an attachment summarizing a “Durkheimian Moral Solidarity Dialectic” considered integral to psychosocial individuation. Recommendations Recommendations for improving public consciousness, discourse, policies, and programs; include: Determining and informing national consciousness about the epidemiologies and “natural histories” of antisocial violence and asocial self-destructive behaviors. Such an approach is a superior alternative to unsubstantiated accusations of “moral panic” and proffering “pseudo events” too often replacing accurate public discourse assessments of syndromes of existential social problem risk, crisis, and consequences. Comparing and evaluating competing theories, studies, and findings, made available through educational institutions and programs, media networks, and political representations—devoid propaganda biase and selectivity, logical fallacies, ego defense tactics, and other unethical or irrational tactics disallowed in formal debate, scientific presentations, and traditional liberal 1 to balance modern liberal education 2 . Toward a Psychosocial Individuation vs. Deindividuation Paradigm. 1 The Stanford Freedom Project ~ Informed opinions through history, literature, philosophy, and contemporary experience - oratorical-tradition-of-liberal-education/ 2 Association of American Colleges & Universities A VOICE AND A FORCE FOR LIBERAL EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY. - practice-necessary-revolution
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Individuation Generally, individuation captures the idea of inherently healthy biological, psychological, societal, and cultural, development and functioning; mass psychosocial syndromes are deeply embedded and widespread chronic malfunctional deindividuating societal practices/unconscious tendencies too often promoted directly/indirectly and covertly/overtly, by anti-individuation ideologies, praxis 3 , and misinformation—especially when public consciousness, discourse, policies, and programs, are affected. The prehistory and history of European culture provides a tangible
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