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Morbid Reflections Audiobook

Morbid Reflections

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Publisher's Summary

The following topics are discussed, from psychoanalytic, philosophical, and empirical perspectives:

  • Sociopathy
  • Pedantry
  • The nature of bureaucrats
  • The nature of bureaucratic institutions
  • Rationalization and repression
  • The relationship between ignorance and mental health
  • The relationship sapience and mental illness
  • The relationship between ignorance and the ability to act
  • The relationship between hyper-sapience and the inability to act
  • The psychological underpinnings of addiction
  • The differences between men and women

©2016 J.-M. Kuczynski (P)2016 J.-M. Kuczynski

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    Loius 10-04-16
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    "the truth about bureaucrats and social decay"
    If you could sum up Morbid Reflections in three words, what would they be?

    bureaucrats are undead


    What other book might you compare Morbid Reflections to and why?

    something by nietzsche, or maybe hemmingway


    Have you listened to any of Mitchell Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, he showed unusual sensitivity in this one


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    the 'relational' nature of mental constructs


    Any additional comments?

    best analysis of moral truth since nietzsche

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricio 10-14-16
    Patricio 10-14-16
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    "insightful but dark"
    If you could sum up Morbid Reflections in three words, what would they be?

    dark but insightful


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    the unremitting truthfulness of it, the incisiveness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the discussion of addition


    If you could give Morbid Reflections a new subtitle, what would it be?

    subhuman all too subhuman


    Any additional comments?

    the analyses are accurate

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terry 10-14-16
    Terry 10-14-16
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    "darkly brilliant, disturbingly good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    it is one of the most intense, and intensely disturbing, analyses of the human condition in existence. like Kierkegaard, but easier to understand, and sharper, more clear.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Morbid Reflections?

    the analysis of bureaucrats


    Have you listened to any of Mitchell Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, the book on psychopathy that he narrated. this was better


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    that not all people are agents. that most people are not really...people


    Any additional comments?

    not a dull moment

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SCOTT 09-26-16
    SCOTT 09-26-16
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    "stunningly brilliant and real"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, best book on psychopathology and human depravity known to me


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    the combination of intellect and honesty


    What does Mitchell Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he has a relaxed quality that I liked


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    'the bureaucrat is a pseudo-person'


    Any additional comments?

    bureaucrats won't like this book. smart people will

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 10-08-16
    Michael 10-08-16
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    "strange but wonderful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Morbid Reflections to be better than the print version?

    yes, because the dark genius of it really emerges when you have to listen to it. like a ghost story for intellectual adults


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Morbid Reflections?

    the discussion of drug addiction and character deformations


    Have you listened to any of Mitchell Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is one of his better ones


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the subhuman condition


    Any additional comments?

    great book, hard to categorize

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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