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 [email protected]


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.