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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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Mapping Jungian Typology

  Introduction In an earlier post MBTI:ers, Jungians and Scientists I tried to open up for a more intellectual take on Jungian typology, asking for scientific methodology. MBTI and Jungian typology is popular at Internet communities, but in higher institutions … Continue reading

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Notes from Underground – Dostoevsky the philosopher presents himself

In 1849 Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was sentenced to death. He was member of a society which were considered dangerous for their liberal ideas. As the execution was about to set off, he was reprieved and instead sent to prison camp, … 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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Sartre’s “total intellectual” vs. Bourdieu’s “collective intellectual”, and the philosophers role

Pierre Bourdieu argued that it is overestimated what one lone intellectual can do to improve the society, while it is underestimated what many intellectuals can do together. Bourdieu criticized the Sartrean “total intellectual”, and spoke in favor of a “collective … 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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Wittgenstein MBTI, Why he was Introverted iNtuitive (INxJ)

  The dominant function: Introverted iNtuition (Ni) Artist and seer Carl Jung describes the Introverted Intuitive type like this: “The peculiar nature of introverted intuition, when given the priority, also produces a peculiar type of man, viz. the mystical dreamer … Continue reading

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