The illusion of knowledge and control

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It is not by drawing a genealogical tree that you invent a family, you need to know the people, their names and faces first. Same goes here... I will only mention a book that I have actually read, a philosophical thought that I'm familiar with, a film director whose work I have studied. My aim is not to be a compulsive creator of pearls of elusive content, just to watch it grow and fool myself into believing that I know it all. I prefer the personal approach, a more intimate relationship with experience, knowledge, books, culture... life. Mar 12

Pathological narcissism

Renata Salecl - The Paradox of Choice
The Anima why men are obsessed w/perfection in women The Anima why men are obsessed w/perfection in women At first glance Jung’s psychology might appear quite esoteric, speaking as it does of archetypes, the self, individuation, and so forth. What could all that mean, and more to the point, what could it do for us in our daily lives? For any psychology has to be ultimately judged by how well it contributes to our understanding of ourselves. So let’s put Jung’s psychology to the test and see what he had to say about the anima, or men and their feelings. As a general rule men’s feelings are less developed than those of women. (From the point of view of psychological types they fall mostly in the third or fourth place.
A Man Kills What a Man Loves (poem) by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen on AuthorsDen A Man Kills What a Man Loves (poem) by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen on AuthorsDen “A man kills What a man loves, Before it weakens him!” I heard this phrase, tonight, On a Sci-Fi movie, and, Buried, I thought, ‘that Is so write!’ In Historys, Religions, Pasts and mistakes. Where have you ever heard:
Spoiler alert: please read this commentary after watching the movie. I have a friend who is a professor of women's studies who steadfastly refuses to go to the opera or the ballet, maintaining that both are profoundly misogynistic. Her oft-repeated comment is that "the girl almost always dies at the end" (think Tosca, Carmen, Mimi, Thais, Cho-cho-san, Giselle, and of course the White Swan). She will not be going to the movies to see Black Swan any time soon. The Misogyny of Perfection The Misogyny of Perfection
Huxley letter to Orwell about 1984
Isn't it funny how one sometimes uses words with the honest believe it's a well known term, but then comes to realize nobody understands it? Like, when I was a kid, the 'grandma-button' was a very well known concept to me. My grandma, being farsighted, used to accidentally tune the TV's brightness and color instead of the volume. Luckily, the remote control had a 'grandma-button' to reset the now very odd looking appearance on the screen. Since 'reset' didn't mean anything to me, the corresponding feature on various technical devices became grandma-buttons. Needless to say, except for my younger brother nobody knew what I was referring to. The Illusion of Knowledge The Illusion of Knowledge
Narcissist as Eternal Child
LaRouchePAC Interview with Sam Vaknin on Obama's Narcissism-Part II. September 16, 2011
De quel signifié le vertige est-il le signifiant ? L’intuition que l’angoisse face au vide extérieur serait peut-être l’écho de l’angoisse face au vide intérieur nous a amenée, pour répondre à cette question, à plusieurs détours. L’investigation de la problématique de l’état limite, habité par la sensation de vide, ainsi que l’approfondissement de la notion d’angoisse et de deux conditions de construction d’une psyché apte à exercer une fonction de contenance ont permis de mettre en exergue la spécificité du mal-être de ces sujets. Le cas d'une patiente, avec qui nous avons observé la sidération du penser en dehors de toute situation phobogène, nous a permis de construire notre hypothèse : le vide appelle le vide. Nous avons compris que l’alternance entre l’investissement de l’objet fantasmé comme tout comblant et le retrait affectif dans la désespérance, trahit et traduit le défaut de contenance de l’état-limite. L'angoisse du vide du sujet en état limite L'angoisse du vide du sujet en état limite
Over at Backreaction Current illusions such as the idea that if it’s on the internet, and especially if it’s in an oft-visited location, then it must be true (argument from popularity), if it can’t be explained in a short presentation, it must be false (argument from incredulity), if it’s not on the internet then it must be false, newer information is always better, and others. I think some of this is a remnant of the idea that if something appears in print, it must be true — print used to be instant credibility in part because print was relatively expensive. The cost aspect was especially true in the earliest days, and you wouldn’t bother to commit something to writing unless it was very important, but before mass-printing, that was often spiritual truth rather than scientific truth. But with the advent of printing, thanks to Gutenberg, more information could be shared at less cost, so knowledge was put down on paper and distributed. Swans on Tea » The Illusion of Knowledge Swans on Tea » The Illusion of Knowledge
Pasolini... fascisme et société de consommation. VOSTFR
Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent 1 of 9
par François Brooks Dans notre recherche du savoir, nous aboutissons ainsi à la connaissance de notre ignorance fondamentale. L'homme est instruit de cette ignorance par sa raison, car c'est grâce à elle qu'il peut saisir l'identité des contradictions dans l'infini. L'homme se trouve alors dans un état de docte ignorance. Docte parce qu'il se sait ignorant. Ignorant parce qu'il est un être fini et n'est pas capable de saisir l'infini divin. La passion, l'humilité et la modestie La passion, l'humilité et la modestie
Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5.

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen
Are we entering a new age of ignorance? » Change Factory In an age where data is available at the click of a mouse to 1.6 billion internet users (at last count) it seems to me we are becoming more ignorant rather than more enlightened. The sources of information we are exposed to, either inadvertently or through a deliberate act on our part, are increasingly uncontrolled. For example, blogs are increasing at about 100,000 per day. Email spam is an ever-growing menace in two ways. It clogs up the email boxes and junk folders of the aware and tricks the unaware. Anyone with an opinion can offer and publish that opinion, as I am doing here, as long as they do not break the laws of the country in which they broadcast. Are we entering a new age of ignorance? » Change Factory
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