History of Madness — Track 12

Audio Track 12: The Use and Abuse of Words

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  They were rediscovered after his death by chance and some sections of the tapes were partly recovered. This post is the twelfth audio track (there was nothing recoverable on the 13th, 14th tracks).  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

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Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 12:  The Use and Abuse of Words

The Fallacy of Objectification: reification.
The English language’s base is Germanic.   Greek and Latin are Foreign.

You cannot say the meaning of a word.
The MEANING OF A WORD IS ITS USAGE.

 

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History of Madness – Track 15

Audio Track 15:  Labeling of “the patient” and criteria of “madness”.

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  They were rediscovered after his death by chance and some sections of the tapes were partly recovered. This post is the fifteenth audio track (there was nothing recoverable on the 13th ,14th).  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

david_keirsey_in_library

Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 15:

Track 15:  Labeling of “the patient” and two of the four criteria of “madness”.

Labeling versus “diagnosis”: the relieving of responsibility of the family dysfunction.

Madness: 1) repetitive, 2) appears unreasonable

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The History of Madness – Track 11b

Track 11b:  The use and abuse of words.

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  They were rediscovered after his death by chance and some sections of the tapes were partly recovered. This post is the eleventh audio track, second part (recovered partly).  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

david_keirsey_in_library

Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 11b:

The use and abuse of words: in Madness, in particular in the “healing” profession.

[Editor’s comment:  My father’s analysis of the USE and ABUSE of WORDS can be useful in other domains: like mathematics, physics, biology, and of course the social sciences, humanities, history, and any other domain of human discourse]

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History of Madness – Track 11a

Audio Track 11a: The Double Bind

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982. They were rediscovered after his death by chance and some sections of the tapes were partly recovered. This post is the eleventh audio track.  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

david_keirsey_in_library

Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 11:

The Double Bind

Track 11b

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History of Madness – Track 10

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  This post is the tenth audio track.  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

david_keirsey_in_library

Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 10:

Pride and Shame: reciprocals.

Each of us has a standard of Achievement impose upon ourselves.
If we fail to live up to that standard, we feel shame.

Then, We look for evidence that others hold us in low-esteem.
That’s when the Game begins.

This course is about The Fall.  The fall from grace, from good fortune, from luck, favor, fame, good name,acclaim, success, position, power.  All these losses comprising a measure of the human capacity to go to hell. Hell is the metaphor for illness of mind. Torment we mete.  And torment that is meted to us. Fall is to fail. Fail is to be ashamed. Shame makes us do insane things. Others respond in kind.  We are in hell.   

We are proud of our intelligence.   If we have doubt about our intelligence, then we begin to behave in a tactical way.

The four values.

Value/Ability Theory.

The Double Bind

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History of Madness – Track 9

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  This post is the ninth audio track.  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

david_keirsey_in_library

Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 9:

This is a very important track.  (of course all tracks should be listened to)

A Temperament Basis of a Theory of Madness:

Friedrich Nietzsche, Vincent Van Gogh, Vaslav Nijinsky madness in different ways.

The madness [insanity] takes on the way of the person’s Temperament, just as being sane takes on the way of Temperament.

We can be mad, brilliant or stupidly.  Kinds of madness and degrees of madness.

Kinds and degrees of ability.

Madness requires ability.

Four kinds of people.

History of Madness:  Track 10

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History of Madness – Track 8

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  This post is the eighth audio track.  More audio tracks will follow.

Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course

He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”.  At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness”  based social field theory and Temperament.

Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:

“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”

david_keirsey_in_library

Dr. David West Keirsey

Track 8:

Wholistic theory:
The Wholistic View.

Wheeler’s Laws of Human Nature
polarization…  continued…

Gradient principle

Law of Equal Finality: forms – patterns — unity (shape of our actions)

Law of Differentiation (heterogenity)  “unwholes progressively” “unfolds”.  Expanding. Never loses unity.

Categories, Kinds of Patterns.

Uniqueness AND Similarity.

Necessary and sufficient conditions under which the event occurs.

Environment (the field).

Descartes Mind-Body “problem”

“Broken Brains”

Problem is self-defeating.

The wiggle.

The “mind” trap.  Reification.

Track 9:  The Temperament Basis of Madness.

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