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Category Archives: Issue 20: In Search of Wisdom

  1. Authentic Conscience: Unpacking Dabrowski’s Third Factor

    The theory of positive disintegration emphasizes authenticity. So what if someone’s authentically a jerk?

    The question nagged at the author early in her study of Dabrowski’s theory. With a reframing of the third factor, however, it became clear why no one’s personality ideal is to become a supervillain.

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    Are You Abstract Intense?

    To reach those who need it, it would be useful to have a neutral, descriptive synonym for the word “gifted.” Here’s my suggestion.

  3. The Path of the Agreeable Questioner: An Interview with Andrea Lynn Lewis

    Do you want to ask probing intellectual questions while also getting along with those who disagree with you?

    Andrea Lynn Lewis has a lot of practice with this balancing act. She shares her thoughts on echo chambers, brittle relationships, and striving to live up to her ideal.