This volume contains monologues and dialogues in which the most basic questions of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and logic are given clear and cogent answers.
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it was smart
slightly better than his others, but emotionally tight
tell the author to loosen up!
the discussion of neurosis
creativity plus intellect, a rare combo
look out! intellectual rhino on the horizon!
a major brain, k is
the sharpness, the quickness
the description of logical law
a manly dispassionateness
the discussions of functions
ocd analyses are brilliant, conclusions overdrawn though
kuczynski's best, top 30 maybe. perhaps better
dr. k, in the dialogues
a little heavy, but it has a certain much needed dramatic flair, without any doubt, the best dialogue writer since plato. no doubt on that one.john perry's dialogues are not good, and neither are hume's. perry's are execrable
Dramatically, since it is, in fact, drama. It is drama pretending to be philosophy, or maybe it's philosophy pretending to be drama. But, no, it's the former.
The understated passion
The oozing virility.
The brains and manliness are not mutually exclusive
Red blooded women will love it. 'Dainty' women will not. The man is...a cave man!!!!
I believe that the audio version might have the advantage of surprise over some listeners insofar as the "dialogical" sections would be better suited to audio format. On the other hand, the print version might be preferable in terms of reviewing some very succinct, mathematical definitions, particularly about the nature of sets, before moving forward in the text. Thankfully, the material presented is not done so in such a linear or progressive fashion that would make such textual recourse necessary.
I have to confess that my favorite character was the hypothetical interlocutor who quizzes the primary author about Norma Jean Gradzy's reaction to his work on Kant. This was fairly stimulating!
The author/narrator engages in a very interesting trick which I have never seen or heard of before, namely, that of recording his own voice in different "poses" or attitudes when he is recording the dialogues. Very creative. Thus, he pulls off slightly different vocal styles and he works toward expanding his range of communicational styles in this work.
Actually, I felt that the existing subtitle was a tad lackluster. I would go with something more along the lines of "Succinct Definitions for Modern Man" or "Analysis of Key Issues for a Sound-Byte Generation."
While the author appears to be heavily dependent upon Freud and his school of psychology for many of his insights and definitions in the "psychology" chapters of this work, there are enough broad-based psychological discussion to be of assistance to the undergrad student who may be about to take a Psychology 101 course or something comparable.
adventures in ideas
Max---the psychoanalyst in the dialogues about OCD.
Better, he's become more relaxed, more authoritative and smooth.
too much info, length for that
best philosophy book i've ever 'read'.
I loved the dialogues!
The quickness, the sharpness. Sound quality not so good, though.
The intensity. He needs a new mike, however.
Too long, too much info for one sitting.
One of the most insightful things I've ever 'read'. And witty too. entertaining. Like Plato, sort of.
yes. the print version is good, obviously, but when i heard this version, i realized that it was written to be listened to, not read
the hard driving masculine tone
a non-professorial personality with a professorial brain
that real numbers are limits
a rich and diverse collection
they were all good.
this one is better.
hoo boy, don't know where to begin on that that one!
buy it. love it. plug it.
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