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summa logicae

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Unconscious Affirmation
« on: September 01, 2018, 03:56:45 PM »
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I've been studying the topic of additive words and phrases in speech. These are said after a thought has been expressed, usually in an informal setting. One of the most common in the U.S., for example, is  the phrase "you know", which when consciously spoken is a kind of trivial confirmation test, to see if the other member(s) agrees with what was just expressed. If such a phrase has been observed as habitual for long enough in every-day speech, it can denote an unconscious affirmation; that is, a word or phrase affirming the truth of what one said to oneself.

I have noticed that this seems to define Molyneux in his habitual use of the word "right" after expressing a thought, both in monologues and dialogue with a caller. In this video, picked out at random--https://youtu.be/rItm9j4vg_Q--he uses "right" as an affirmation 82 times in 44 minutes. Perhaps it is of no great note, but it speaks of the solipsistic, calcified state of mind he possesses, and what he means by reason, evidence, philosophy etc., is particular to himself.
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Re: Unconscious Affirmation
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 04:37:21 PM »
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I've been studying the topic of additive words and phrases in speech. These are said after a thought has been expressed, usually in an informal setting. One of the most common in the U.S., for example, is  the phrase "you know", which when consciously spoken is a kind of trivial confirmation test, to see if the other member(s) agrees with what was just expressed. If such a phrase has been observed as habitual for long enough in every-day speech, it can denote an unconscious affirmation; that is, a word or phrase affirming the truth of what one said to oneself.

I have noticed that this seems to define Molyneux in his habitual use of the word "right" after expressing a thought, both in monologues and dialogue with a caller. In this video, picked out at random--https://youtu.be/rItm9j4vg_Q--he uses "right" as an affirmation 82 times in 44 minutes. Perhaps it is of no great note, but it speaks of the solipsistic, calcified state of mind he possesses, and what he means by reason, evidence, philosophy etc., is particular to himself.


old thread:  http://www.fdrliberated.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=3c7219ef1407c2fc4fa9a1fc0c261979&topic=347.msg3852#msg3852

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Re: Unconscious Affirmation
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 05:17:55 PM »
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I've been studying the topic of additive words and phrases in speech. These are said after a thought has been expressed, usually in an informal setting. One of the most common in the U.S., for example, is  the phrase "you know", which when consciously spoken is a kind of trivial confirmation test, to see if the other member(s) agrees with what was just expressed. If such a phrase has been observed as habitual for long enough in every-day speech, it can denote an unconscious affirmation; that is, a word or phrase affirming the truth of what one said to oneself.

I have noticed that this seems to define Molyneux in his habitual use of the word "right" after expressing a thought, both in monologues and dialogue with a caller. In this video, picked out at random--https://youtu.be/rItm9j4vg_Q--he uses "right" as an affirmation 82 times in 44 minutes. Perhaps it is of no great note, but it speaks of the solipsistic, calcified state of mind he possesses, and what he means by reason, evidence, philosophy etc., is particular to himself.


old thread:  http://www.fdrliberated.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=3c7219ef1407c2fc4fa9a1fc0c261979&topic=347.msg3852#msg3852

Similar. Though I don't think it's a tell that he's lying, so much as affirming to himself that what he's saying is true.
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