Maslow's Eupsychian Management LO13417

Mnr AM de Lange (
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 15:09:06 GMT+2

Replying to LO13278 --

Dear organlearners,

David Hanson wrote on 12 Apr in LO13278

> Dear Group: A very good term, I think, "fraudulent thinker." I am always
> dissappointed when the ideas of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology
> (individu um means "that which cannot be divided") are "stolen" (by people
> like Covey, Senge, and others) without credit to him. To live well within
> ourselves, I think it is good to be humble enough to state that we are
> currently seeing the world as if, I think Albert Einstein said, "...on the
> shoulders of giants."

I do not think we must use the term fraudulent thinker too quickly.

Jan C Smuts (Holism and Evolution, 1927) already stressed wholeness as
essential for a healthy and sound person. However, Leibniz in the
seventeenth century did much the same thing and created the term monad to
refer to this wholeness.

We can go back even further. This wholeness was important to jesus.
Earlier the prophet Jesaiha mentioned it and even the earlier psalmist

What we really have to try and do, is to follow the basic rule of
biological taxonomy. Try to find the first person who gave a recgonisable
name and description to a particular concept. Then stick to that name. If
someone finds an earlier name and description for that concept, obviously,
the previous valid name becomes invalid. However, certain exceptions will
have to be made, just as in the case of biological taxonomy.

I tried to follow this basic rule in my forth coming book. Why?

This rule will become very important once we realise that the abstract
world of mind is one complex whole. We cannot allow for confusion where
complexity reigns, although we have to allow for chaos of becoming.

Best wishes


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