Re: Psych or Fad: Freud's Slip on Penis Envy, among other things

From: J. Goard (
Date: Mon May 15 2000 - 23:20:33 MDT

At 11:06 PM 5/15/00 -0500, Everitt Mickey wrote:

"I seem to recall some stuff by Marvin Minsky in "society of mind".....also
some other stuff by people whose names escape me regarding <paraphrasing> a
sort of 'free market" of the mind. That would be analogous to Freud's "id,
ego and superego"....although much more complex I would imagine....."

<confession>I haven't read Minsky</confession>, but a number of great minds
have extended this model to great effect, from the General Semanticists to
Leary and R.A. Wilson. I don't recall any of them applying anything like
an economic model to the interaction between "parts." If Minsky does that,
it sounds hella kewl to me.

J. Goard
The Beyond outside us is indeed swept away, and the
great undertaking of the Enlightenment complete;
but the Beyond *inside* us has become a new heaven
and calls us to renewed heaven-storming.
                                      --Max Stirner

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