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The Premise

“The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments. Undignified as such a treatment may seem to some of my colleagues, I shall have to take account of this clash and explain … Continue reading

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The Premise of Madness

The Premise of Madness The following is one of Dr. David West Keirsey’s last distillations of his work on “Madness”.  Even I forget that he even included the method of intervention. “Though this is madness, yet there’s method in it” — … Continue reading

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THE MYTH OF MENTAL ILLNESS

What are we to do when under threat of being found out as unworthy? Believing ourselves to be unworthy, our only choice is between exile, suicide, or madness, since none of us will admit to companions that we are unworthy. … Continue reading

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Pillars of Madness: Part IV, Disarming Confessions

THE PILLARS OF MADNESS Part IV There are four extraordinarily useful ideas amid the massive tangle of publications on madness, these contributed by four men of genius in the practice of studying and changing seemingly irrational human actions— [1] The … Continue reading

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Pillars of Madness: Part III, Role Casting Control

THE PILLARS OF MADNESS Part III There are four extraordinarily useful ideas amid the massive tangle of publications on madness, these contributed by four men of genius in the practice of studying and changing seemingly irrational human actions— [1] The … Continue reading

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Pillars of Madness: Part II, Distracting Automatisms

THE PILLARS OF MADNESS Part II There are four extraordinarily useful ideas amid the massive tangle of publications on madness, these contributed by four men of genius in the practice of studying and changing seemingly irrational human actions—   [1] … Continue reading

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The Pillars of Madness: Part I, Temperament Base of Madness

THE PILLARS OF MADNESS There are four extraordinarily useful ideas amid the massive tangle of publications on madness, these contributed by four men of genius in the practice of studying and changing seemingly irrational human actions— [1] THE TEMPERAMENT BASE … Continue reading

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