Opinion: Fuzzy Welcome to Cons. III

Sociology has spawned more games than Parker Brothers. But all the divertissements rest upon a single process —the breakup of phenomena into categories. It has been so ever since Auguste Comte invented the "science" and divided human progress into three stages, theological, metaphysical and positive. In recent times, the games people played included Highbrow, Middlebrow, Lowbrow, U and non-U, Soul and no Soul. Now comes the first new pop-soc. parlor game of the '70s—Consciousness I, II and III.

Its creator, Charles A. Reich, is a professor of law at Yale. He offers...

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