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  • Easy takeaway from this lecture of Jordan Peterson: Peterson claims that humans are not 100% rational, not everything is transparent to us. We do things that we don’t understand all the time. That … is the shortest precise definition of Freud’s “unconscious” I have heard yet.

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  • Agile is not agile. People often cannot agree on meeting culture. Different ways of thinking sometimes are not so subject specific. Rather, complete mindscapes can be defined that shape indivual thinking. At least Maruyama (1980) gave us a model to think along these lines. What does “agile” mean for all four proposed thinking types? Read here …

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  • Behaviourism’s big problem is that it refers to the skin as the border of the person. This makes all the “internals” eerie thingies, subject to mentalist blabla that, from that external perspective, can never be understood. Therefore, Skinner always argued that the enactor is the “speaker”, thoughts being mere stimuli and unrelated to will.

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  • I cannot count the number of things that are wrong in this research article

    You recruit N=24 students. To apply for fictious low-profille secretary jobs. Over the Phone. With artificial, dominance-rated pictures. To measure whether their pitch varies.

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  • In one point, Krauss is right: Philosophy is just not philosophy anymore. Philo-sophia is love for knowledge. It has become a speculation of beliefs.

    If you want to use up your popcorn reserves for a year, this clip may be a good opportunity :-)


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