ABSTRACT

Perhaps by now you have some idea of what it means to ‘examine the obvious’: by just opening our eyes and being conscious in detail of the world we live in, we have provided ourselves with psychological problems. So far we have discovered that to see ‘things’ is a psychological achievement made possible, probably, by the non-machine-like properties of the organism. Further, you have been a ‘subject’ in an experiment, the very simplicity of which enabled us to make the necessary controls; an experiment which illustrated our hypothesis about the dynamic qualities of the organism and showed a psychological experience arising where it could not have been predicted by the oversimplified idea of the relation of the physical world to our experiences.