any more than = except?

blwings

Senior Member
Korean-S.Korea
"Since we know the pathogenic effects of love starvation, who is to say that we are invoking value-questions in an unscientific or illegitimate way, any more than the physician does who diagnoses and treats pellagra or scurvy?"

In the sentence above, can I understand the meaning of 'any more than' same as 'except'?
So the only physician who diagnoses and treats pellagra or scurvy points out that we are invoking value-questions?
 
  • blwings

    Senior Member
    Korean-S.Korea
    Please tell us where you found this sentence, blwings.
    I read it in the Abraham Maslow's paper, <Theory of human motivation>. Here is a full paragraph.

    " It is such considerations as these that suggest the bold postulation that a man who is thwarted in any of his basic needs may fairly be envisaged simply as a sick man. This is a fair parallel to our designation as 'sick' of the man who lacks vitamins or minerals. Who is to say that a lack of love is less important than a lack of vitamins? Since we know the pathogenic effects of love starvation, who is to say that we are invoking value-questions in an unscientific or illegitimate way, any more than the physician does who diagnoses and treats pellagra or scurvy? <-----Excess quote removed by moderator (Florentia52)----->
     
    Last edited by a moderator:
    < Previous | Next >
    Top