Feb 13, 2020, 9:42 AM
The Three Fictionalisms: Physical: Magic->Pseudoscience, Verbal: Idealism->Sophistry, Imaginary: Occult->Theology
1) If you need supernatural mental sedation in order to have confidence in your thoughts, words, and deeds, then I understand that uncertainty is burdensome for those with higher neuroticism (worry).
I understand that in economic terms you are seeking to acquire mindfulness, and have little or no control over this psychological demand. Likewise I understand that some of us do not.
The fact that fulfilling that demand can ALSO be the demand for means of dominance expression despite one’s lack of agency, is the more accusatory theory. The difference is only whether you’re insecure in the self, or insecure in dominating others. But these are the two motivations for fictionalisms.
It is very hard for females to find mindfulness without sedation of social insecurity and it’s hard for males to find mindfulness without sedation of dominance insecurity.
There are males with female cognitive bias, and females with male cognitive bias, but we can fairly readily (as in this case) determine which defense people are resorting to theology to sedate.
3) There is also however, a universal truth that all of us merely find comfort in the social and private rituals. For me, and for the greeks, the host of temples, the play, the jury, the senate, sport, war, and festival (markets) functioned as church (monopoly). But these people do not argue security(defense), dominance (offense), they just say the truth “it’s probably nonsense it makes me happy”.
( And it should be obvious that I satisfy my dominance expression in knowledge, business (wealth), and natural law – all of which are true – I don’t resort to fictionalisms. )