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Integration of many various personalities and perspectives. Value for co-operation and rule of law? Social harmony and psychological harmony? Role of dissonance? Order/chaos…

“The concept of possessing different psychological characteristics is further explored by Weininger in his treatment of the genius. For him, it is obvious that the genius isn’t merely a gifted being. Genius isn’t a talent, nor is it a quality that can be learned or developed. The genius is rather ‘… a man who discovers many others in himself. He is a man with many men in his personality. But then the genius can understand other men better than they can understand themselves, because within himself he has no only the character he is grasping, but also its opposite. Duality is necessary for observation and comprehension … in short, to understand man means to have equal parts of himself and the opposite in one.’

In a way, the genius is a person who hosts a dialectic dynamism that allows the rich prospects of the world to come alive. To a certain extent, Weininger hints here at the positive qualities of schizophrenia, ideas that were further explored by Lacan years later.

The genius is always telling us something about the world that we didn’t know before. The scientist observes the material world, and the philosopher looks into the realms of ideas. The artist derives insight by looking into him or herself: ‘In art, self-exploration is exploration of the world…’.

Weininger argues that genius is a subject to the ‘strangest passions’ and the ‘most repulsive instincts’, but that those passions are opposed by other internal characters. For example, ‘Zola, who has so faithfully described the impulse to commit murder, didn’t commit murder himself because there were so many other character in him.’ Zola, according to Weininger, would recognize the murderous impulse better than the murderer himself, rather than merely being subject to it. The ability to persuasively depict a fictional character is attributable to the fact that character and its opposites are well-orientated within the artist’s psyche.” – Gilad Atzmon, The Wandering Who? (Page 92) [Emphasis Added]

The most accurate and powerful Rule of Law accounts for the many angles that retaliation can be de-incentivized along. The west appeals to this concept as foundational and so inaccuracies stifle the project. Ultimately, negativa law (no imposition on agency/autonomy) seems the strongest model to realize the various goods visible from the many personalty lenses we have developed.

– Trust –
The reason legitimizing mistrust of the West? Deviations from Rule of Law ruin trust? Genetic incentive to preserve commons that maximize agency? http://billjoslin.com/2017/03/23/sheepdog-nomocracy/

– Wolf Sovereignty –
“Certain segments of propertarianism which trend toward classism, and “right to rule” sentiments might present a “code smell” regarding the concept stack, meaning it might be a result of a deeper error then what can be seen on the surface.

I think the error stems from not seeing autonomy opposed to property as the foundation for natural law.

Note: everything in propertarianism can still be correct in all forms, but an error such as the inversion of autonomy and property would result in propertarianism replicating some of the same errors of past civilizational systems.

I propose that autonomy, unimposed agency, which only exists on the individual level, presents a solution.”

– Sheepdog Sovereignty –
“Natural Law based on autonomy provides decidability in creating laws.”

“Natural Law based on autonomy provides limitations to rule.”


Extended video considerations for co-operation and excavating western genius from the fraud, crimes, and “demons” of western society:

The Answer To The Peterson Harris Debate