Category Archives: Logic and science

What is so special about Jungian Typology?

Jungian typology has become popular worldwide. Especially with the development of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). However it’s reputation among academics is not very good. One common reason for disapproval is its lack of scientific evidence. As I’ve argued in earlier … Continue reading

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MBTI:ers, Jungians and Scientists

[Read as PDF] Introduction Critics of Carl Gustav Jung’s Typology and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) often argues that it lacks scientific evidence and is therefore of no use, while those who approve of it tend to take no interest … Continue reading

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“Don’t think, but look!” – The most common misconception about Wittgenstein?

Introduction Ludwig Wittgenstein writes in his Philosophical Investigations “Don’t think, but look!” (PI 66), which (in line with Jung) implies “Don’t judge, but perceive!”. The most common misconception about Wittgenstein could perhaps be described like this; people assume he’s making … Continue reading

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Pierre Bourdieu, philosophy and empirics

Pierre Bourdieu differs from most philosophers in one sense – he relies heavily on empirical research. Earlier I’ve reviewed essays by Jürgen Habermas (link) and Kai Nielsen (link), that suggested philosophy should be empirical. By referring to Pierre Bourdieu, I … Continue reading

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Alan Watts on Science, Buddhism, Jung and Wittgenstein

“Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience” (ref). He was a friend of poet … Continue reading

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Selected quotes of Ludwig Wittgenstein and commentary

Wittgenstein himself did a lot of cutting and pasting with his own aphorisms. Here I’ve gathered some quotes by and about Wittgenstein which I personally found useful and important, and put it under headlines listed below. In some cases I … Continue reading

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Game analysis pt 2 – Analysing simple and complex games

A central interest in this project on game analysis concerns philosophy, and how good philosophy can get promoted. In order for this it can be relevant to reflect on how it works within other games. We will investigate games in … Continue reading

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