Following the Pauline principle that false religions can be identifying because they always attack marriage, (16) we see that the grand theory
of de Chardin is just another manifestation of the elitist reproductive meddling seen in Gnosticism, Albigensianism, and Puritanism, (17) or whatever particular heresy you wish to cite.
The contour of this book may be unfamiliar to some sociologists; Unified Growth Theory is a grand theory
and aggregate empirical data and models of rational economic actors are used to support the central propositions.
may safely remain in The Academy; histories belong to everyone.
Avoiding the gravitational field of a grand theory
has its advantages.
While these do not, he argues further, 'add up to the grand theory
to which he aspired' they still have 'lasting value', a value still largely unappreciated today.
In contrast, with his orotund and baroque prose, Myers submitted a systematic grand theory
of some of the most fascinating mental phenomena: creativity, dissociation, hypnosis, psi phenomena, and yes, even the possibility of survival.
And none of this implies any grand theory
of the origin of values, much less a Kirillovian view that values must be self-willed.
At one extreme, grand theory
seeks an all-encompassing explanation that can stretch across heterogeneous contexts; it offers a discipline-wide model that combines maximum extension and minimal depth of analysis.
What is significant to me, regardless of the feasibility of turning grand theory
into stark reality, is the fact the York and Sheffield-based group has recognised the growing importance of United's supporters in any future running of the club.
The point, though, is not that both grand theory
and popular constitutionalism are seriously flawed.
Newcastle's Centre for Life marked the occasion with a string of activities surrounding Darwin's grand Theory
of Evolution which changed the way the human race thought about itself.
Fawcett further states that SUHB a conceptual model rather than a grand theory
because the concepts and propositions are more abstract and general than grand theories or middle-range theories (J.