This book review of Giovacchini’s 2000 book discusses the jeopardy to any discipline when our theories become more important than our observations. Paul Ekman, the emotions researcher used a fundamental priniciple in his research: separate observations from interpretations. This is from the J. of Am Academy of Psychoanalysis — citation at the end.
Ved Mehta, the Nobel prize-winning author, gave four principles for good writing: clarity, harmony, truth and an unflinching courtesy to the reader. Peter Giovacchini follows these principles in his latest book, (more…)