Racing to the Bottom
Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
When do Brain Cells Grow Back?
December 09, 2017 09:26 PM PST
From Racing to the Bottom: Part 4Why Don't Psychopaths Care about the Consequences of Their Actions
December 08, 2017 08:51 PM PST
From forthcoming audio book.The Homeless Part 2
November 24, 2017 06:19 PM PST
Part 2 of my discussion with Adam Zens about homelessness.The Homeless Part 1
November 24, 2017 05:45 PM PST
Part 1 of an exchange with homelessness expert Adam Zens.Reputation-inflation as a Way of Hiding an Absence of Merit
November 22, 2017 10:25 PM PST
Sample of forthcoming audio book.Institutional Psychopathy in Relation to the Fractal Structure of Institutions
November 20, 2017 07:45 PM PST
Sample of forthcoming audio book.
Why Liberal Institutions are More Likely to Become Corrupt than Conservative Institutions
November 20, 2017 05:08 PM PST
Sample of forthcoming audio book.Episode 1
November 19, 2017 06:34 PM PST
Racing to the Bottom
November 10, 2017 10:39 PM PST
When a given person has the power of prestige behind him, his statements, even when attempts to describe pre-existing facts, are subconsciously taken as commands. When a person who does not have the power of prestige makes statements, those statements are, at best, taken as attempts to describe pre-existing facts or, more likely, as acts of either due submission or undue defiance. Thus, when a professor at a prestigious institution comes up with a crackpot theory, people see merit in it---for, considered, as a command, it does have merit--and when a professor at a no-name institution comes up with a reasonable theory it is either judged according to its merits or dismissed.Functional vs. Structural Delusiveness
November 03, 2017 05:20 PM PDT
When neurosis skews the subject's awareness of reality, it is by superimposing a false conception on a correct one. When psychosis skews the subject's of reality, it is by replacing a correct conception with a false one. Thus, the skewing of awareness that takes place in neurosis is functional, not structural in nature, whereas the skewing of awareness that takes place in psychosis is structural, and not merely functional in nature.
Thoughts on psychopathology and bureaucracy.
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