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Flugel, J.C. (1935). General: A. M. Hocart. 'The Rôle of Consciousness in Evolution.' Psyche, 1934, Vol. XIV, pp. 160–164.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 16:366-367.
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(1935). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 16:366-367

General: A. M. Hocart. 'The Rôle of Consciousness in Evolution.' Psyche, 1934, Vol. XIV, pp. 160–164.

J. C. Flugel

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Consciousness has biological value in virtue of its superior power of adapting the organism to new situations. It is thus the spearhead of evolution. There are unconscious processes in the organism but it is undesirable to speak of unconscious mental processes. Biology should study such accessible phenomena that are presented by present-day human society and the conscious minds of living individuals rather than devote its attention to objects that are inaccessible or remote in space or time.

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Flugel, J.C. (1935). General. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 16:366-367

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