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 11b: The use and abuse of words.

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.

 

Track 15:

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About Keirsey

Dr. David Mark Keirsey is a scientist that is interested in how and why the world works. The first half of his professional career was as a Computer Scientist, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. Notably, he was part of a team who created the software for the first operation of an autonomous cross-country robotic vehicle. In the current latter part of his career, he has broaden his interest to include all of science, mathematics, computation, and the history and future of the world. His plan is to write at least three books, two of which are tentatively called Mathematics Itself and Existence Itself. The third is a book on Leadership. Currently he is part of a web-based company, Keirsey.com to develop interactive team and human personality tools based on his father's best-selling work on human temperament. He is a Architect Rational in temperament.
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One Response to History of Madness — Track 12

  1. goodrumo says:

    Reblogged this on iheariseeilearn and commented:
    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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