Wittgenstein: wisdom and insight over knowledge and information

In the Times Literary Supplement, Ian Ground appraises the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, arguably the most important thinker of the 20th Century and since. My take: The drive to replace insight with quantitative outcome in psychotherapy was a wrong turn. “Wittgenstein was hostile to modern philosophy as he found it. He thought it the product […]

On maintaining boundaries

As a follow up to the previous post on Peterson, a reader pointed out that Jonathan Foiles (the author of the critique) seems a much better therapist than Peterson. Based on this post at Psychology Today, in which Foiles comments on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, I have to agree. It points up the seriousness of maintaining […]

Jordan Peterson—not really a therapist at all

Salon published an opinion piece looking at Jordan Peterson apparently working as a therapist. The result wasn’t pretty. He doesn’t strike me as a “therapist “ at all. He isn’t addressing the other person’s existential situation, except to reinforce maladaptive thoughts (and likely related behaviors) about the world. Not clear how the interchange will be […]