College Papers Plus
  •  46
    Short papers on OCD, philosophy, psychopathy, psychopathology generally, and their interrelations.
  •  32
    In the first part of this two-part work, the economics of higher education are explained. It is made clear how a university’s business model differs from that of a company that has to compete on the open market. On this basis, it is explained: (i)Why universities are in no way threatened by low retention-rates and graduation-rates; (ii)Why universities cannot significantly improve or otherwise alter the quality of their educational services without imperiling their very existences; (iii)Why u…Read more
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    Literal Meaning & Cognitive Content
    Freud Institute. 2015.
    In this work, it is shown that given a correct understanding of the nature of reference and of linguistic meaning generally, it is possible to produce non-revisionist analyses of the nature of *Perceptual content, *Mental content generally, *Logical equivalence, *Logical dependence generally, *Counterfactual truth, *The causal efficacy of mental states, and *Our knowledge of ourselves and of the external world. In addition, set-theoretic interpretations of several semantic concepts are put f…Read more
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    Ninety Paradoxes of Philosophy and Psychology
    with John-Michael Kuczynski
    Freud Institute. 2018.
    Solutions to ninety paradoxes, some old, some new.
  • Zero-sum Contexts
    Freud Institute. 2017.
    A context that is not expanded by the intelligence within it---that is only internally articulated by that intelligence---is a zero-sum context and is therefore not worth being in.
  • The Mind as Double-fractal
    Freud Institute. 2017.
    How a person is on the inside replicates how he is on the outside—so he is a fractal in that sense. And how he is in little matters replicates how he is in big ones—so he is a fractal in that sense as well. And so it is that a person’s identity has a doubly fractal structure.
  • It is shown that institutions are fractals, meaning that are structurally the same as their parts, and that for this reason liberal institutions are quicker than conservative institutions to decay into a condition of abject psychopathy.
  • The behavior of individuals who compose an institution tends to mirror the behavior of that institution as a whole. This short work illustrates this principle.
  • A system is counterentropic to the extent that it has a fractal structure and entropic to the extent that it doesn't.
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    Freud divided people in three libidinal types: narcissist (doer), obsessional (thinker), and libidinal (lover). Kirk (narcissist), Spock (obsessional) and McCoy (libidinal) complemented each other, giving the show depth and balance.
  • Freud said that 'the essence of neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.' In this short work, it is explained what this means and why it is true.
  • There is no difference between autonomy and non-psychopathy or, equivalently, between psychopathy and non-autonomy. Or rather, there is a difference, but it is tenuous, in that someone who is non-autonomous is non-psychopathic only as long the institution that hosts him is non-psychopathic. So his non-psychopathy, being borrowed, is both weak and ultimately devoid of reality.
  • A brief statement of the most basic principles of the discipline of Knowledge Management (KM).
  • The shred of truth in Kuhn's erroneous theory of scientific theories is identified.
  • Does the conceit in question expand awareness or narrow it? If it narrows it, then it is pathological. It if expands it, it is non-pathological.
  • Brokesters
    Freud Institute. 2018.
    An explanation of the psychology of the bureaucrat and of bureaucratic institutions.
  • Lack of coordination is an expression of internal conflict.
  • Insurance agents are confidence-men--con men--and that is what psychopaths are; and that is why psychopaths are drawn to the insurance industry, which is the insurance industry is so tightly regulated.
  • Obsessions are internalized compulsions, and compulsions are externalized obsessions.
  • Nach David Hume ist das Konzept der Kausalität und Wahrscheinlichkeit in Begriffen von Ähnlichkeit und Wiederholung zu verstehen. In diesem Buch wird gezeigt, dass Sie in Bezug auf das Konzept der Kontinuität zu verstehen sind. Eine logische Folge ist, dass es keine legitime Grundlage für Skepsis hinsichtlich der Legitimität der induktiven Folgerung gibt. Ein weiterer ist, dass Anti-Realismus über theoretische Entitäten ist undenkbar.
  • Un certain nombre tente de fournir une base rationnelle pour le sentiment religieux sont clairement énoncés et soigneusement critiqué, la plupart d'entre eux étant montré à l'échec. Dans le même temps, on fait valoir que la légitimité du sentiment religieux n'est en aucun cas minée par de tels échecs, puisque toute perspective dont la légitimité dépend du résultat de l'enquête logique ou empirique est pour cette raison même une perspective non-religieuse. Et la raison pour cela n'est pas qu'une …Read more
  • Les sciences empiriques font des suppositions qu'elles ne sont pas elles-mêmes capables de justifier. La philosophie justifie ces hypothèses; C'est son travail.
  • Éthique
    . 2018.
    Une introduction rapide aux problèmes fondamentaux de l'éthique, ce travail consiste en des réponses pointues et profondes aux questions fondamentales: * les obligations légales ont-elles un poids moral? * peut-on agir immoralement envers soi-même? * Quelle est la base objective des revendications morales légitimes? * Comment savons-nous le bien du mal? * Comment peut-il y avoir une responsabilité morale dans un monde déterministe? Rigoureux mais accessible, ce travail est une introduction …Read more
  • In this short work, Cantor's famous 'diagonal' proof of the non-recursivity of the class of real numbers is stated and discussed.
  • Ask Me Anything about Psychopathy!
    Freud Institute. 2018.
    A series of sharp, deep answers to hard-hitting questions about psychopathy, with embedded link to the author real-timing it.
  • Two Kinds of Bureaucracies
    Freud Institute. 2018.
    There are two kinds of bureaucracies: those that serve some non-bureaucratic purpose, albeit in a bureaucratic way, and those whose only purpose is to create more bureaucracy.
  • Este libro establece y analiza la Teoría de las descripciones de Russell
  • Granting that there is more substance to the idea that we lack freedom than there is to the idea we know nothing about the external world, neither idea has much substance; and the appeal of both ideas, especially of the latter—and especially of two taken in conjunction---is that they give bureaucrats an excuse to be bureaucrats—to be people who do not know anything are therefore under no obligation to do anything.
  • Identity
    . 2016.
    It is said what it is to persist in time, and on that basis it is shown that time-travel, teleportation, and other mainstays of science fiction are impossible.