AN INTEGRATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH FOR HUMAN SCIENCES BASED ON ENVY, ADMIRATION, FEAR AND FATHERHOOD

Thierry Paulmier

Abstract


A proper interdisciplinary approach to the human sciences requires the application of concepts common to all disciplines with the highest relevance in each. We suggest that the concepts of envy, admiration, and fear, together with the concept of fatherhood offer a conceptual framework able to describe human behavior in a wide range of contexts. Indeed, to be a human being is to feel inferior, a condition that gives birth to three major passions: envy, admiration, and fear. On the other hand, to be superior is always to hold the place of a father figure. Then we show that these concepts, which are self-evident in morality, philosophy, theology, and psychology, can be applied broadly as well in anthropology, sociology, economics, and politics. Finally, we conduct a brief case study on gang violence to show the relevance of this conceptual framework.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n19p%25p


European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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