Arts & Humanities

Leo Tolstoy

Priority request. "regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909" -- wikipedia.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell

Priority request. The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life -- goodreads.


Request: Doc had a few different calibrations over the years, I think I saw 60, 50, 120, etc. Curious about the ADAP result for the "nothing matters" philosophy.

Logically Fallacious, by Bo Bennett

"This book is a crash course, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning."

amor fati ("love of fate" philosophy)

"The world around you, it is what it is. The events that happen, they are what they are. The people in your life, they’ll do what they do. Accept them. Understand them. Empathize with them" --

"poisoning the well"

"To commit a preemptive ad hominem (abusive) attack against an opponent. That is, to prime the audience with adverse information about the opponent from the start, in an attempt to make your claim more acceptable or discount the credibility of your opponent’s claim" --

fate (concept)

Priority request. "The development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power" -- merriam-webster.

Andy Warhol

A leading figure in the pop art movement, Warhol is considered one of the most important American artists of the second half of the 20th century. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s -- wikipedia.

statement: FDR policies doubled the length of the Great Depression

Historically, FDR is given credit for ending the Great Depression. However, recent scholarly research suggests "specific anti-competition and pro-labor measures that Roosevelt promoted and signed into law June 16, 1933" prolonged it.

economic limitarianism

"asserts that social improvement can be attained by the placement of a certain limit on personal wealth" -- wikipedia.

The Prince, by Machiavelli

Among the Great Books of the Western World (vol. 23), and calibrated at 440 (awareness) in Truth vs. Falsehood. The gulf between this and the ADAP result demonstrates the importance of including not only awareness but intention, capability and energy quality in the calibration protocol.

Machiavelli’s Advice For Nice Guys (The School of Life)

A misfire from The School of Life (YouTube channel) presenting Machiavellianism as clear-headed, albeit shrewd, truth. In fairness, the calibration is consistent with that of the video's cited work, The Prince. Priority request.

"the Patriarchy" (feminist concept)

"a system of relationships, beliefs, and values embedded in political, social, and economic systems that structure gender inequality between men and women" --

statement: parents' influence on children is only 10%, the rest is their karma

Request: Said by Doc during a video lecture (not verbatim).

Albert-László Barabási

Priority request: a network scientist, fascinated with a wide range of topics, from unveiling the structure of the brain to treating diseases using network medicine, from the emergence of success in art to how science really works.