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Sep 25th 2018 GMT
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  1. Boringness as Camouflage for Pseudo-Scholars.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    Sometimes, when a given person and/or his scholarly work are boring, it is intentional: that person is deliberately being boring so that nobody bothers to scrutinize, or therefore discovery the emptiness of, either him or his work.
     
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  2. Conocimiento Teórico E Inferencia Inductiva.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Philosophypedia.
    Según David Hume, el concepto de causalidad y probabilidad debe entenderse en términos de los conceptos de similitud y repetición. En este libro, se demuestra que deben ser entendidos en términos del concepto de la continuidad. Un corolario es que no existe una base legítima para el escepticismo sobre la legitimidad de la inferencia inductiva. Otra es que el anti-realismo sobre las entidades teóricas es erróneo.
     
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  3. Can We Trust Our Senses?: Yes!John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
     
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  4. Is Paranoia One of the Symptoms of OCD?John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    Paranoia is obsessive fear, and obsessive fear is unconscious desire.
     
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  5. Is Time Travel Possible?John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    It is proved that time travel is impossible.
     
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  6. Paranoias as Autistic Safe Spaces.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    In being paranoid, one is consciously afraid of something that one unconsciously desires; and in many cases, what is unconsciously desired is to remain within the safe confines of an autistic bubble.
     
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  7. Paranoias Are Inverted Desires.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    Paranoias are unconscious desires that are represented in consciousness as fears. In being paranoid, one unconsciously desires what one consciously fears.
     
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  8. People Who Lack Integrity Cannot Act: They Can Only React.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    Doing is about having ideals. Merely reacting isn't. Therefore people who lack integrity can react but cannot act.
     
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  9. ¿Qué Es El Conocimiento?: Un Curso Intensivo En Epistemología.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
     
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  10. Skepticism in Relation to Disbelief in Personal Freedom.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    Granting that there is more substance to the idea that we lack freedom than there is to the idea we know nothing about the external world, neither idea has much substance; and the appeal of both ideas, especially of the latter—and especially of two taken in conjunction---is that they give bureaucrats an excuse to be bureaucrats—to be people who do not know anything are therefore under no obligation to do anything.
     
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  11. The Role of Values in Science.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    It is shown that moral values are constitutive of the scientific process and therefore, contrary to the traditional view, not incidental to it.
     
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  12. Time Travel is Not Possible.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2017
    It is proved that time travel is not possible.
     
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  13. The United States is Not Communist: But It is Marxist.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    The United States is not communist: We have a market-economy. But that economy is embedded in a larger culture whose outlook is largely Marxist in nature, and this constricts and also sterilizes commercial activity in the United States.
     
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  14. Who Does Psychoanalysis Help?John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    Some people deal with conflicts between themselves and organization by extricating themselves from those organizations,. Other people deal with such conflicts by submitting to those organizations. Psychoanalysis helps the former but not the latter. Garden-variety 'therapy' helps the latter but not the former.
     
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  15. Why Some People Never Finish Their Dissertations.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    Climbing the ranks in academia is about forfeiting integrity. But if integrity is forfeited too soon, the person in question won't have the moral fiber needed to write a dissertation. And when this happens, the result is a perpetual dissertator. The phenomenon of being a perpetual dissertator has nothing to do with the difficulties supposedly inherent in writing a philosophy or economics dissertation. There are no such difficulties. The perpetual dissertator simply forfeited his moral fiber too soon.
     
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  16. Wittgenstein’s Wrong Views About Language and Thought.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    Wittgenstein believed linguistic competence to be the very essence of cognitive competence. This is shown to be false and the main fallacy in Wittgenstein's argument is identified.
     
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Sep 24th 2018 GMT
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  1. Perception, Cognition, and Aesthetics.Steven Gouveia, Manuel Curado & Dena Shottenkirk (eds.) - forthcoming - Routledge.
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  2. The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology.Aaron Zimmerman, Karen Jones & Mark Timmons (eds.) - forthcoming
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  3. Basic Laws of the Predicate Calculus.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    The most basic laws and principles of the Predicate Calculus, also known as Quantification Theory, are stated, as clearly and concisely as possible.
     
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  4. Christopher Langan and the Pseudo-Realism of the Intellectual with the Dead-End Job.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA:
    For intellectuals, and probably others, one form of escapism is a kind of constricted and shallow hyper-realism—the hyper-realism of having a dead-end job, even though one has a PhD or an IQ of 170. And that sort of hyper-realism is pseudo-realism, because realism is not about having a bad life; it is having the courage to have a good life, which the intellectual with the dead end job does not have.
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  5. Campbell's Law in Relation to the State of Higher Education.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    The greater the extent to which a given system rewards the absence of merit, the greater the incentive that people within that system have to perpetuate that system. People who are falsely rewarded have a double stake in the perpetuation of whatever it is that falsely rewarded them. First, without that system and all of the lies surrounding it, such people lose their wealth and their social status. Second, without that system, such people lose their self-respect. The more a given (...)
     
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  6. Epistemología.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    Este trabajo da claras respuestas rigurosas a las cuestiones fundamentales de la epistemología, siendo estas: -/- * ¿Qué es el conocimiento? * ¿Cómo difiere el conocimiento declarativo del conocimiento procedimental? * ¿Cómo se diferencia el conocimiento intuitivo forma ¿conocimiento discursivo? * ¿Cómo difiere el conocimiento científico de los conocimientos no científicos? * ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre el descubrimiento y la justificación? * ¿Cuál es la naturaleza de nuestro conocimiento del pasado, del futuro, de lo meramente posible, y del presente (...)
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  7. Edward Gibbon’s Five Signs of Civilizational Decay.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2017
    An analysis of Gibbon's five signs of civilizational decay.
     
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  8. Empirismus und seine Grenzen.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    Beobachtung informiert uns, was ist, aber nicht was sein muss. Sie weist uns daher nicht auf logische Normen oder auf Beziehungen logischer Abhängigkeit hin. Darüber hinaus setzt die Umwandlung von sensorischer Information (Bildinformation) in propositionale (konzeptuelle, nicht-bildliche) Information das Wissen voraus, wie man Informationen einer Art in Informationen anderer Art umwandeln kann, und setzt daher die Kenntnis logischer Äquivalenzen voraus. So ist nicht jedes Wissen aus der Sinneswahrnehmung abgeleitet, auch wenn man sich auf die Unterscheidung zwischen wissensartigen, aber nicht wirklich (...)
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  9. Five Ways That Gratuitous Scholarship Discourages Actual Scholarship.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    Academic journals are clogged with gratuitous scholarship. This prevents the advancement of the corresponding disciplines in many ways, five of which are identified in this short work.
     
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  10. Guide to Descartes' Meditations.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2017
    In this work, Descartes' metaphysics and epistemology are clearly stated and assiduously analyzed. It is shown that Descartes' epistemic foundationalism is tenable, and that his mind-body dualism is correct if taken to concern the relationship of mentalistic (mind-related) data to physicalistic data, even though it is incorrect if taken to concern the relationship of mind per se to body per se. Descartes' analysis of causation is shown to be correct, notwithstanding the copious criticism to which centuries have subjected it. Descartes (...)
     
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  11. Kuczynski’s Law of Economics: If It Isn’T Necessary, its Non-Existence Is.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA:
    If It isn’t necessary, its non-existence is.
     
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  12. Numbers as Ordered Pairs.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    According to Frege, n=Kn, where n is any cardinal number and Kn is the class of all n-tuples. According to Von Neumann, n=Kpn, where Kpn is the class of all of n's predecessors. These analyses are prima facie incompatible with each other, given that Kn≠Kpn, for n>0. In the present paper it is shown that these analyses are in fact compatible with each other, for the reason that each analysis can and ultimately must be interpreted as being to the effect (...)
     
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  13. Neuroses as Ways of Containing Psychoses.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    Neuroses are secondary mental illnesses, it being their purpose to contain psychoses.
     
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  14. Structural Vs. Structure-Internal Mental Illnesses.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2017
    Some illnesses, e.g. OCD and schizophrenia, corrupt the activity mediated by one's basic psychological framework but do not corrupt that framework itself. But some illnesses, e.g. psychopathy, corrupt that framework itself. Thus, whereas OCD and schizophrenia are structure-internal mental illnesses, psychopathy is a structural mental illness. Structure-internal mental illnesses can be alleviated, but structural mental illnesses cannot.
     
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  15. The Future Belongs to the One Paragraph Book.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2017
    Instead of writing a book or article, which contains at most one paragraph’s worth of actual content, why not just write that one paragraph?
     
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  16. Un cours intensif en philosophie analytique.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    Les préceptes fondamentaux de la discipline de la philosophie analytique sont couverts à la fois vivement et complètement. Une attention particulière est accordée à la philosophie du langage et à la relation de conséquence logique.
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  17. Why Hyper-Sexuality in Women is About Rebelliousness.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    Women view hypersexuality on their part as being about not subordinating their sexuality to their prospective wifely and motherly duties. Thus, women see hyper-sexuality on their part as a form of rebelling.
     
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  18. What I Do: Psychoanalysis (What I Do) Vs. Psychotherapy (What I Don't Do).John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    A therapist turns very damaged people into moderately damaged people. I turn moderately strong people into very strong people. I am an analyst, not a therapist.
     
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  19. Mensch sein – Fundament, Imperativ oder Floskel Beiträge zum 10. Kongress der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Philosophie.Andreas Oberprantacher & Anne Siegetsleitner (eds.) - 2017
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Sep 23rd 2018 GMT
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  1. Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology.Helen A. Fielding & Dorothea Olkowski (eds.) - 2017 - Indiana University Press.
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  2. Chomsky's Two Contributions to Philosophy.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA:
    Chomsky's arguments for the existence of pre-experiential knowledge, and for the existence of sub-personal cognition, are clearly stated and shown to be cogent.
     
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  3. Kant's Ethics.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    In this book, Kant's ethical system is clearly stated and carefully critiqued. In the process, cogent answers are given to the following questions: -/- *What is the relationship between self-interest and morality? *What is the relationship between morality and rationality? *What is the nature of rationality? *What is the difference between rationality and intelligence? *What is the relationship between awareness of moral norms and awareness of logical norms? -/- A must-read for anyone interested in philosophical psychology, moral epistemology, or Kant-interpretation, (...)
     
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  4. Marxism as Psychopathy.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2017 - Madison, WI, USA: Philosophypedia.
    The essence of psychosis is alienatedness from the truth, and the essence of psychopathy is alienatedness from moral truth. According to Marx, truth and morality from culture to culture and from epoch to epoch, the only epoch- and culture-invariant thing about them being, in Marx's view, that they are always so much self-serving propaganda. Thus, Marxism, in its insistence on the non-existence (or, what is the same, the relativity) of truth and morality, is nothing more than an exhortation to be (...)
     
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  5. Mind, Meaning & Scientific Explanation.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018
    An analysis of the concepts in terms of which we understand the internal (psychological) and external (physical) realms, with special emphasis being placed on the concepts of causality, interdisciplinary reduction, and the nature of the self. Special attention is given to the nature of psychological explanation, and substantive contentions about the nature of psychopathology are defended, especially in relation to OCD and psychopathy.
     
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  6. Quantum Determinism.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: J.-M. Kuczynski.
    It is argued that the quantum realm is deterministic.
     
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  7. What is Knowledge?: A Crash-Course in Epistemology.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Philosophypedia.
    It is made clear what knowledge is and how we acquire it. It is also explained how we can have knowledge of the future, the past, the possible, the imperceptible, and the non-existent. The Gettier problem is solved, and it is proved that we have a priori knowledge, as well as knowledge of non-trivial but purely analytic truths.
     
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  8. Why so Much Psychosis and Psychopathy in the United States?John-Michael Kuczynski - 2017 - Madison, WI, USA: J.-M. Kuczynski.
    A fictitious dialogue in which an answer is given to the question: Why are the rates of psychosis and psychopathy in the United States so high?
     
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Sep 22nd 2018 GMT
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  1. Animals: A History.Peter Adamson & Fey Edwards (eds.) - 2018
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  2. Handelt Gott in der Welt? Neue Ansätze aus Theologie und Religionsphilosophie.Benedikt Paul Göcke & Ruben Schneider (eds.) - 2017
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  3. Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty,.Kathleen J. Higgins, Shakirsaeed Shakirsaeed & Sonia Sonia (eds.) - 2017 - Springer.
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  4. Reaching for God: New Theological Essays on Prayer.Oliver Crisp, James Arcadi & Jordan Wessling (eds.) - forthcoming
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  5. Philosophy of Mind in the Early and High Middle Ages: The History of the Philosophy of Mind, Volume 2.Margaret Cameron (ed.) - 2018
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  6. Purgatory: Philosophical Dimensions.Kristof Vanhoutte & Benjamin McCraw (eds.) - 2017 - Palgrave Macmillan.
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  7. Aesthetic Relativism and Female Psychology.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2018 - Madison, WI, USA: Freud Institute.
    The same person who claims to be a relativist about musical beauty—who claims that all musical works are equally ‘valid’ and beautiful---adores certain musical works while detesting others. And the same person who claims to be a relativist about personal beauty—who claims that all people are beautiful, if only ‘on the inside’---finds certain people intensely attractive and finds others equally intensely repellent. And the same person who is guilty of the one hypocrisy is almost always guilty of the other. So (...)
     
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