Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Approaches to a Science of Life. Word Pictures and Correlations versus Working Models

William T. Powers & Philip J. Runken

Throughout this volume, Phil and Bill exchange candid assessments of the players, methods and dominant approaches in psychology and the social sciences, and the difficulties that go with advocating an entirely new framework for doing science. You follow Phil Runkel’s thinking as he comes to grips with PCT thanks to Bill Powers’s patient tutoring, understands it and its significance, and develops his subsequent books: Casting Nets and Testing Specimens, and People as Living Things.

610 pages, 8.25×11 inches, paperback. © 2011 Living Control Systems Publishing, Menlo Park, CA. ISBN 0-9740155-1-2