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A Dictionary of Thought Distortions Morten Tolboll

A Dictionary of Thought Distortions

Morten Tolboll

Published June 5th 2014
ISBN : 9781595945303
Paperback
166 pages
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Thought distortions are techniques, that, unconscious or conscious, are used from an interest in finding ways of getting on in the world, rather than an interest in finding ways of discovering the truth. Thought distortions are the background forMoreThought distortions are techniques, that, unconscious or conscious, are used from an interest in finding ways of getting on in the world, rather than an interest in finding ways of discovering the truth. Thought distortions are the background for poor reasoning, diversionary ploys, seductive reasoning errors, techniques of persuasion and avoidance, psychological factors, which can be obstacles to clear thought. The question is: should one use thought distortions? The question raises the old discussion between Socrates and the Sophists. The Sophists were teachers of rheto-ric who taught people how to get on in the world. In this they uncritically used thought distortions. Socrates was the philosopher who taught people in ways of finding the truth. In this he critically examined, re-structured and changed thought distortions. With the claim that the Sophists today are back in that mixture of postmodernistic intellectualism, management theory, self-help and New Age, which Morten Tolboll calls The Matrix Conspiracy, he will, with this book, present a manual in the So-cratic way of life. The book is a follow-up to the three books on Morten Tolbolls teaching Medita-tion as an Art of Life (Meditation as an Art of Life - 2008, Dream Yoga - 2009, A Portrait of a Lifeartist - 2010). It is also a reference book to his two books on the Matrix Conspiracy (The Matrix Conspiracy - part 1 and 2).