Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A New Paradigm for Understanding Human Problems, Socrates and Jesus: A Dialogue in Heaven, and Unblocking: Removing Block to Understanding. He is also a decorated veteran of the second world war.
Here he points out that the “pathologos” (false beliefs we have about ourselves) tend to trigger robotic behavior patterns in an algorithmic fashion. Interestingly, the process for gaining insight and therefore correcting this behavior — as outlined in “philosophical midwifery” — also has an algorithmic element to it. Pierre also describes his understanding of the relationship between psyche and Self.
(Recorded on September 10, 2018)
Published on September 13, 2018