Tuesday, August 26, 2008



Western Academia has always been viewed as the most important institution relied on to solve endemic world problems. Social Science is one area that has been emphasized when looking for solutions to persistent underdevelopment in the Third World and persistent poverty in Developed countries. In his book, Deep Thinking The Human Condition, S.A. Odunsi addresses why Social Science has failed to solve some of the world’s most serious endemic problems.

Presented as the first four chapters in a series of forthcoming books, Odunsi details how Social Science, the designated problem solver, has failed to teach people to function in a way that facilitates economic development in the third world and eliminate “pockets” of persistent poverty in the developed countries. He makes the argument that Social Science has become an intellectual monopoly that has made no real progress and provided no real return on investment which has resulted in an acceptance that endemic world problems are a reality. He details a number of factors contributing to the failure of Social Science that includes: incessant specialization, lack of discipline and accountability, how social science is not acting in the best interest of planet because of restrictions imposed by social science itself, and that the scarcity or absence of functionality in Social Science is the essence of persistent underdevelopment and has resulted in functionality becoming a taboo subject in academia.

The first four chapters detailed in Deep Thinking The Human Condition, is a comprehensive and engaging analysis of how we have developed a defeating way of thinking that must be understood and changed in order to address and resolve endemic problems. It is a book that requires deep reflection as it challenges the very essence of our thought processes as well as challenging institutions that have been such a major influence over how we process and interpret world problems.

The concepts presented in the book will open up a dialogue about how we look at our past, present, and future. Odunsi presents new ideas to chronic world problems in a very creative and imaginative way. Arguments presented are well worth debating and studying. With the numerous current global crises taking place, Deep Thinking The Human condition is highly recommended to those concerned about why we are unable to solve world problems and why it is essential to change our approach when tackling major global plights.

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