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.”
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.