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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. Pathological narcissism. Renata Salecl - The Paradox of Choice. 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.

A jungian attempt to answer the question: "why are men obsessed with perfection in women?" – sibelada

What could all that mean, and more to the point, what could it do for us in our daily lives?

The Anima why men are obsessed w/perfection in women

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. The Misogyny of Perfection. Spoiler alert: please read this commentary after watching the movie.

The Misogyny of Perfection

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. Huxley letter to Orwell about 1984. The Illusion of Knowledge. 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?

The Illusion of Knowledge

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.

Narcissist as Eternal Child. LaRouchePAC Interview with Sam Vaknin on Obama's Narcissism-Part II. September 16, 2011. L'angoisse du vide du sujet en état limite. De quel signifié le vertige est-il le signifiant ?

L'angoisse du vide du sujet en état limite

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. . © Les textes édités sur ce site sont la propriété de leur auteur.

Swans on Tea » The Illusion of Knowledge. 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.

Swans on Tea » The Illusion of Knowledge

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. The problem is not lack of knowledge. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. Pasolini... fascisme et société de consommation. VOSTFR. Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent 1 of 9. La passion, l'humilité et la modestie. Par François Brooks Dans notre recherche du savoir, nous aboutissons ainsi à la connaissance de notre ignorance fondamentale.

La passion, l'humilité et la modestie

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

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

Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. No humor Stockholm SyndromeDecognition Process Step One is ALERTNESS REDUCTION Step Two is PROGRAMED CONFUSION Step Three is THOUGHT STOPPINGTrue Believers & Mass Movements Persuasion Techniques YES SET TRUISMS SUGGESTION Imbedded Commands INTERSPERSAL TECHNIQUE Visualisation SHOCK AND CONFUSIONSubliminal Programming Mass Misuse Vibrato Extra Low Frequencies The Neurophone Summary of Contents. 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.

Are we entering a new age of ignorance? » Change Factory

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. Information we receive has been further and further chunked down to suit the instantaneous nature of the modern official and unofficial news cycles.

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