This volume contains monologues and dialogues in which the most basic questions of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and logic are given clear and cogent answers.
Philosophical skepticism is shown to be a broken position, and the psychological malignancies underlying it are delineated.
A dialogue is presented in which key philosophical terms are succinctly defined.
This short work clearly states what a formal language is and it thereby answers questions of fundamental importance about language in general. It is established that the concept of a perfectly formal language is incoherent but that the concept of a relatively formal language is coherent.
The most important precepts of logic are stated.
A fast-paced dialogue in which key philosophical terms are defined and the corresponding concepts are briefly explained.
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.
"If you want to understand Chomsky, read this book"
A discussion of the psychological underpinnings of anorexia and other psychological morbidities.
It is made clear how psychosis differs from psychopathy.
"brutally accurate, wish it were longer"
The theorems of the propositional calculus and the predicate calculus are stated, and the analogous principles of Boolean Algebra are identified. Also, the primary principles of modal logic are stated, and a procedure is described for identifying their Boolean analogues.
"The best audio book in Boolean Algebra in existenc"
A light-hearted discussion of the nature of knowledge and truth.
"the best short dramatic work of the last decade"
The argument for God's existence is here clearly stated and definitively refuted. The so-called "ontological argument" for the existence of God was first put forth explicitly by St. Anselm. There are different versions of this argument. We'll consider three, starting with Anselm's own.
The distinction between neurosis and psychosis is discussed.
"This Series is AWESOME!!!!"
In each episode of brain builders, the following happens: a principle of philosophy is stated, a principle of psychology is stated, a principle of economics is stated, a fact about market trends is stated, and much more!
A new kind of medium for conveying content is described. This medium is intermediate in nature between books and real-time exchanges, and it has the advantages of each and the disadvantages of neither. And this little book is itself an instance of the thing it describes.
Obsessive fears are unconscious desires. The woman who is obsessively afraid that her phone is tapped actually wants her phone to be tapped; that is, she wants someone to pay attention to her. A neurotic fear of such and such is actually an unconscious desire for such and such, this being the topic of this brutally honest exchange.
"A skillful and accurate discussion."
A fictitious dialogue about bureaucrats and unconscious criminality.
It is explained how to get over OCD and what role medications, specifically SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), have in the process of getting over OCD.
It is explained how rationality differs from intelligence and, on this basis, it is explained why it is that animals, though intelligent, are not rational.
"great philosophy, good dialogue"
Kuczynski's works are difficult and are likely scare off listeners who are not already familiar with their contents. For this reason, the following summaries of Kuczynski's works are likely to introduce many people to this scholar's work and, thereby, to introduce them to the many powerful intellectual traditions of which Kuczynski is either exponent or critic.
"the work of an actual genius"