Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 XZ

Summary of text [comment] pages 87 and 88

[In social science survey experiments, the bait is the thought experiement3a itself. The choice in the survey is the catch.

The bait inspires an upwelling in ‘the potential in me (the subject in the investigation)1a. That upwelling tries to ‘deal with’ the bait.

Something2a emerges from and situates that upwelling.

Something2a may be an answer. But, that answer may not fit a survey question where the respondent gives a number between 1 and 51b. Something2a depends on the thought experiment3a calling it into being. My choice2b depends on the situationb.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 XT

[Consider the discipline of experimental psychology.

Every psychological experiment where the subject chooses something exhibits this two-level interscope.

The experiment investigates the situational nested form:

I, seat of choice3b( my choice2b( potential of something1b))

However, the experimentalists inject a perspective into the adjacent and lower level, as content.

The name ‘thought experiment3a’ seems appropriate. Does it not?]