Logic, Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

Written by:
J.-M. Kuczynski
Narrated by:
J.-M. Kuczynski

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2016
3 hours 37 minutes
This volume contains monologues and dialogues in which the most basic questions of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and logic are given clear and cogent answers.

Table of Contents:

30 Laws of Logic

Different Kinds of Mathematical Functions: A Dialogue

Functions, Bijections, and Mapping-relations

What is Logic?

Outline of a Theory of Knowledge

Determinism, Indeterminism, and Personal Freedom

A Dialogue

Neurosis vs. Psychosis

What determines whether one is happy?

Compulsive Work


How men and women are different

One learns from adversity, not from failure

Does everybody want money?

The #1 Rule of Writing

Lack of Coordination

Mental Illness: The Ultimate Litmus Test

The #1 Rule of Business

Honesty and Integrity

A Dialogue


A Dialogue

What is Bullshit?

A Short Treatise on Causality

Part 1: Causality and Continuity

Part 2 : Causation and Explanation

Part 3: Causation and Counterfactual Truth

Part 4: Program-causation

Part 5: The four different kinds of causes involved in the development of mental illness

Part 6: Singular Causation

Obsessions and Compulsions

A Dialogue concerning OCD

Writing Animated Dialogues as Self-Analysis:

A Dialogue

Neurotic Anxiety as Rational Fear:

A Dialogue



Anomalous Monism


Two Kinds of Insanity

Ignorance of the Future


Proof that Time-Travel is Impossible

Rationality vs. Intelligence: A Dialogue
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Ian Martin

While the author is clearly educated and does an excellent job explaining somethings, like his analysis on determinisms and free will, he has some serious problems. He has a bad habit of introducing a topic and then not answering it, like why it would be Ok to take a suitcase full of money instead of turning it into the police. He admits its wrong and promises to answer it later, but he should just introduce an issue when he is ready to address it. He also introduces a type of number that he came up with and then says he'll explain it later. Poor show, sir. Also, he has a bad habit expressing all arguments all over the place and reporting tons of syllogistic reasoning forms in letters. This may make him look smart, but it is poor instructional technique, is personally indulgent, and a lot of it might as well have been copied and pasted from a logic text book as filler. While such a format might work in print, if he wants to transition into the spoken format he should change his methods and use words instead of letters to represent values for huge chunks of text. He also expresses a lot of unsupported opinions as fact and also recites the opinions of other scholars like Freud, Bertrand Russel, etc as fact without including the original author's defense of the proposition, introducing his own defense, or even really adding anything significant. It comes off as rambling, pedantic, self-indulgent, and sophistic at times. A little like reading the late night ramblings on Reddit or Quora of someone who clearly thinks he is waaaaaay smarter than almost everyone else and doesn't really need to properly explain himself. That being said, the book has some seemingly original ideas and is at least interesting when he is speaking from the heart. He does at least come off as sincere when he is self-examining and asking us to pay to read his therapy journal. Hey, if it worked for him, it might work for you! The book is probably fairly valuable as data for people who wish to examine neurotic thinking. The author/narrator's reading style is a little stilted, but it suits the writing style, and at least he speaks clearly.

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