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.”
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]