How to manipulate people (and how you, yourself, are manipulated). Phil 1102: Critical Thinking. Explicit. In the extreme: quiet rage Arbitrary rules enforced arbitrarily Mindless work Rewards given to those who cooperate Enforcement by peers Divide and conquer. Implicit:.
How to manipulate people (and how you, yourself, are manipulated)Phil 1102: Critical Thinking
Suppose you were asked to perform a mindless, annoying task for ½ hour. We compensate you $20.
Now suppose that you were asked to perform a mindless, annoying task for ½ hour. We compensate you nothing.
Which task was more unpleasant?
The theory is this: People like to have their minds in balance – so if you throw one side out of whack, they will believe false things in order to maintain balance – even if it means distrusting their own intuitions.
(It wasn’t that bad, but he wouldn’t pay me if it was painless – therefore, it really was bad, and I just didn’t notice)
(Bad life? Buy a French car)
Some of your aspirations tend to be fairly unrealistic. At times, you are extroverted, addable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary and reserved. You have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. you pride yourself on being an independent thinker and do not accept other's opinion without satisfactory proof.You prefer a certain amount of change and variety, and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitationsAt times you have serious doubts about whether you have made the right decision or have done the right thing. Disciplined and controlled on the outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure on the inside.You have a great deal of unused capacity which you have not turned to your advantage. you have a tendency to be critical of yourself. You have a strong need for other people to like you and for them to admire you.
The voters should assume I have no litmus test on that issue or any other issue. Voters will know I'll put competent judges on the bench. People who will strictly interpret the Constitution and not use the bench for writing social policy. That is going to be a big difference between my opponent and me. I believe that the judges ought not to take the place of the legislative branch of government. That they're appointed for life and that they ought to look at the Constitution as sacred. They shouldn't misuse their bench. I don't believe in liberal activist judges. I believe in strict constructionists. Those are the kind of judges I will appoint. I've named four in the State of Texas and ask the people to check out their qualifications, their deliberations. They're good, solid men and women who have made good, sound judgments on behalf of the people of Texas.
I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account.
The first contains forty-nine words but only sixty syllables, and all its words are those of everyday life. The second contains thirty-eight words of ninety syllables: eighteen of those words are from Latin roots, and one from Greek. The first sentence contains six vivid images, and only one phrase ("time and chance") that could be called vague. The second contains not a single fresh, arresting phrase, and in spite of its ninety syllables it gives only a shortened version of the meaning contained in the first.
Warming will also cause reductions in the mountain glaciers and advance the timing of the melt of mountain snow packs in the polar region. In turn, runoff rates will change and flood potential will be altered in ways that are currently not well understood. There will be significant shifts in the seasonality of runoff that will have serious impacts on native populations that rely on fishing and hunting for their livelihood. These changes will be further complicated by sifts in precipitation regimes and a possible intensification and increased frequency of extreme hydrologic events.
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman" the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account.
I did not have penetrative sex with that woman.
BLITZER[The commander of the U.S. Military Central Command, Gen. John Abizaid] says that the insurgency now is at a strength undiminished as it was six months ago, and he says there are actually more foreign fighters in Iraq now than there were six months ago. That doesn't sound like the last throes.CHENEY: No, I would disagree. If you look at what the dictionary says about throes, it can still be a violent period -- the throes of a revolution. The point would be that the conflict will be intense, but it's intense because the terrorists understand if we're successful at accomplishing our objective, standing up a democracy in Iraq, that that's a huge defeat for them. They'll do everything they can to stop it.
"Today he said, and I quote, ‘We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure’. He’s saying he prefers the stability of a dictatorship to the hope and security of democracy."
"Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who deserves his own special place in hell. But that was not, that was not in and of itself, a reason to go to war. The satisfaction that we take in his downfall does not hide this fact: We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America left secure..."
Where would Christianity be if Jesus got eight to fifteen years with time off for good behavior?
James Donovan, on the floor of the NY State Senate
Judging by the most recent communications that we have received from Afghanistan in the form of encrypted cables, as well as by telephone conferences... the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated sharply. There, as we know from the previous cables, [a division of the army] was stationed, and had restored order, but now we have received news that this division has essentially collapsed. An artillery regiment and one infantry regiment comprising that division have gone over to the insurgents. Bands of saboteurs and terrorists, having infiltrated from the territory of Pakistan, trained and armed not only with the participation of Pakistani forces but also of [a foreign power] are committing atrocities.. The insurgents infiltrating into the territory... from Pakistan and Iran have joined forces with domestic [resistance]. The latter is especially comprised of religious fanatics. The number of insurgents is difficult to determine, but our [commanders] tell us that they are thousands, literally thousands.
in 1983, a Soviet journalist named Vladimir Danchev referred, on air, to the Soviet actions in Afghanistan as an 'invasion'. The Communist party preferred the term 'liberation', as Breshnev had pointed out, it can't be an invasion if the forces had been 'invited' in by the Government to help fight the terrorist, saboteurs and religious fanatics. Vladimir Danchev had the courage to call an invasion an 'invasion', and for that, the Soviets took him away to be 'cured' of his 'illness'.
Appeal to Anger
Anger <-> Calmness
Fear <-> Confidence
Pity <-> Indignation
Flattery <-> Emulation
Appeal to Character
Appeal to Reason
The persons with whom we get angry... ...[are] those who speak ill of us, and show contempt for us, in connection with the things we ourselves most care about: those those who are eager to win fame as a philosopher get angry with those who show contempt for their philosophy; those who pride themselves upon their appearance get angry with those who show contempt for their appearance; and so on in other cases.
Anger may be defined as an impulse, accompanied by pain, to a conspicuous revenge for a conspicuous slight directed without justification towards what concerns oneself or towards what concerns one's friends. (1378b)
wishing for him what you believe to be good things, not for your own sake but for his, and being inclined, so far as you can, to bring these things about.(Book 2, S4 Rhetoric 1381b35)
helpfulness towards some one in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped. (Book 2, S7 Rhetoric 1385a33)
We can also see how to eliminate the idea of kindness and make our opponents appear unkind: we may maintain that they are being or have been helpful simply to promote their own interest — this, as has been stated, is not kindness; or that their action was accidental, or was forced upon them; or that they were not doing a favor, but merely returning one, whether they know this or not— in which case the action is a mere return, and is therefore not a kindness even in the latter case.
Mark and Kelly were first-time parents who were blessed with a high-need baby — especially at night. They were sensitive and responsive parents, but one day a friend game them a cry-it-out book, with the admonition, "Now you'll be tempted to give in, but harden your hearts and in a few nights he'll sleep." As their one-year-old baby screamed, these sensitive parents stood sweating and hurting outside his door, afraid to go in and "break the rules." Each night baby's night waking decreased, as did the parents' attachment. Baby cried in a feeling of mistrust and cried the sensitivity right out of the parents. Previously Mark and Kelly had taken baby Matthew with them everywhere because they wanted to and it felt wrong to leave him. Well, it was now easier to leave him. Getaway weekends extended to getaway weeks. A distance developed between parents and baby. More was cried out of the family than only night waking.
a pain or disturbance due to imagining some destructive or painful evil in the future (Book 2, S5)
BUT, there are some evils that don't cause us fear:
Fear is caused by whatever is imagined to have great power and that power can cause us great pain or suffering directly and immediately.
Note: it's not the actual suffering that causes fear. We suffer after surgery, but we don't really fear recovery. The real cause of fear is the perception of the power to cause suffering; and it is accentuated if the power appears to be arbitrary, irrational or relentless
Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror. The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax, and nerve gas, and nuclear weapons for over a decade. This is a regime that has already used poison gas to murder thousands of its own citizens -- leaving the bodies of mothers huddled over their dead children. This is a regime that agreed to international inspections -- then kicked out the inspectors. This is a regime that has something to hide from the civilized world.
States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.
The danger to our country is grave. The danger to our country is growing. The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons. The Iraqi regime is building the facilities necessary to make more biological and chemical weapons. And according to the British government, the Iraqi regime could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order were given.
The regime has long-standing and continuing ties to terrorist organizations. And there are al Qaeda terrorists inside Iraq. The regime is seeking a nuclear bomb, and with fissile material, could build one within a year. Iraq has already used weapons of mass death against -- against other countries and against her own citizens. The Iraqi regime practices the rape of women as a method of intimidation; and the torture of dissenters and their children.
those who imagine themselves immensely fortunate — their feeling is rather insolence, for when they think they possess all the good things of life, it is clear that impossibility of evil befalling them will be included, this being one of the good things in question. Those who think evil may befall them are such as have already had it befall them and have safely escaped from it; elderly men, owing to their good sense and the their experience; weak men, especially men inclined towards cowardice; and also educated people, since these can take long views.
Anti-gay marriage laws are supported via a 'defense of traditional marriage'.Analogy
Anti-miscegenation laws were discriminatory
anti-miscegenation and anti-gay marriage laws are alike because:
Anti-miscegenation laws were supported via a 'defense of traditional marriage'.
Now, I am terrible when it comes to guys. I think he's interested in me, but it seems like once we have a connection, we both back off and kind of freak out. I really want something to happen, but I don't know a) if he's interested in the first place, or b) how to let him know I'm interested without making the work environment weird. (Someone mentioned another woman here who was interested in him, and his response was, "You don't shit where you eat.") Am I crazy? Should I back off and see if he pursues me? Should I make my intentions known?
How is 'don't shit where you eat' supposed to constitute an argument?
A deduction dealing with practical subjects. (S21, Rhetoric) traditional marriage'.
But, for the most part, we mean:
An enthymeme is an argument that has one or more premises implied or assumed, not mentioned explicitly.
One produces an argument from authority if the only reason given in support of a conclusion is the endorsement of a putative authority in the field.
"Once we understand the biology of traditional marriage'.Escherichia coli, we will understand the biology of an elephant".Jacques Monod.
In early 2005, it was revealed that the Bush administration had paid Armstrong Williams, a conservative commentator and columnist $241,000 to promote their "No Child Left Behind" act in his newspaper columns and appearances on the talk shows.
Is Mr. Williams a legitimate authority on the subject of educational policy?
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1925: Daily Mail 24 May 8: Mr. William Jennings Bryan... has been exerting the full force of his great eloquence in a campaign on behalf of what is termed 'Fundamentalism'. (OED)
1922 Contemp. Rev. July 20 The fundamentalist creed. Ibid. 21 The Fundamentalists have been fortunate in their non-ministerial leader [sc. W. J. Bryan].
Question: Will the US administration manage to forget our disagreements? As soon as the war began, you, Mr. Vershbow, hinted that America might make some decisions not in favor of Russia.
Vershbow: Of course, the harshness of our disagreements, especially in the course of the last debates in the UN, caused strong displeasure among Americans. One of instances of this displeasure was the draft law aimed at punishing Russian companies by excluding them from the process of restoration of Iraq. However, the US administration has not supported this draft law.
We have a saying: "It takes two to tango." We need to give up ideological arguments and start practical cooperation.
There is no part of the means placed in the hands of the Executive which might be used with greater effect for unhallowed purposes than the control of the public press. The maxim which our ancestors derived from the mother country that "the freedom of the press is the great bulwark of civil and religious liberty" is one of the most precious legacies which they have left us. We have learned, too, from our own as well as the experience of other countries, that golden shackles, by whomsoever or by whatever pretense imposed, are as fatal to it as the iron bonds of despotism. The presses in the necessary employment of the Government should never be used "to clear the guilty or to varnish crime." A decent and manly examination of the acts of the Government should be not only tolerated, but encouraged.
QUAYLE: I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency. I will be prepared to deal with the people in the Bush administration, if that unfortunate event would ever occur.
WOODRUFF: Senator Bentsen.
BENTSEN: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy. (Prolonged shouts and applause)