Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Rose: Lifelines

High purpose, low execution

Nicholas S. Thompson a1
a1 Departments of Ethology and Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610


In reasserting the primacy of the individual in biological analysis, Rose directs attention away from the crucial insights of the developmental/structuralist perspective that he advocates. In presenting his advocacy as a diatribe, he brings disrespect down upon that very tradition.