Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982. This post is the fifth 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.”
Track 3-4: Madness is Defensive
Revolutions: slow ideas in Science.
Why people hold on to old fast ideas, and attack the new slow idea.
Kretschmer, Shapiro, Angel. Madness in Character. Rausch. Disorders of Communication.
Penultimate Step: Haley
Erickson, Bateson, Haley. Scapegoat and the “Schizophrenic”
Madness is hypnotic. [Fear is hypnotic] Strategies in Psychotherapy.
Wholism: Hegel Law of Reciprocity, the death of Gestalt Psychology – Max Wertheimer, Kurt Lewin, Kurt Koffka, Wolfgang Kohler. Ernst Cassirer, Raymond Holder Wheeler and Francis Theodore Perkins.
Wholism: is Not elementalism.
Elementalism in “psychology”
Freud, … , Skinner
Track 5 Audio
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