Tag Archives: learned helplessness

The Idea for Idols

As it stands, the purpose of The Idols of Civilization is to hypothesize on the nature of the wild will‘s psychology. The basic idea is that civilization has created an amalgam of psychological neuroses, fixations, etc. that keep it running and functional. This is done through a “civilizing process,” where human nature is cultivated through cultural […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Oct 2004)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. I.‪ I’ll begin by summarizing some information from Martin E.P. Seligman, Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death. […]