Friday, December 19, 2014

Funny: Skinner invalidating himself

In this partially funny video Skinner gives himself the reason for his non-reason. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo4g_S_AK-0#t=2587

Skinner argues that Freund rightly pointed out, that athough an addicted person may have a reason to stop gambling, the person may not have a reason to follow the reason. Freud attributed that rightly to the unconscious, he says.

Stop.

If you need a reason to follow those reasons, then your model is re-entrant, has closed loops, and you're immediately blown into emergentism.


Otherwise, watching the whole video and feeling into my body while doing so makes me believe in cognitive dissonance ...