Tjeerd Andringa is a physicist who studies the interaction between the individual and its environment in audition, agent behavior, and geopolitics. He develops soundscape technology to make the world sound better and healthier. He developed the notion of core cognition — the hypothesized cognition shared by all of life, — that allows a first-principles derivation of key concepts of cognition. And he applies the resulting insights to describe different competence levels of human understanding and behavior. He was canceled by University of Groningen bureaucrats. As a cognitive scientist with a strong background both in artificial and natural intelligence and cognitive systems and adolescent intellectual development he was ideally placed to study the cognitive repertoire of his cancelers.
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The talk is about 40 minutes. The subjects are in a specific order and day.
–Day one is about the analysis of agenda2030 and all of the perceived crises and the ideology beneath it. The debate is about what the core of the deceit is and how all the crises are similar and why these are chosen by the consortium
–Day two is about the institutions that are instrumental for the great reset and the side stepping of the rule of law and democracy. We want to have the debate about questions and solution what we can do about the media, the banks, the government etc etc
Authoritarianism as an epistemological development disorder
Being canceled allowed me to study the epistemology of authoritarianism in detail. Epistemology is about how we derive the beliefs on which we base our behavior: the set of beliefs we take for truth (and our worldview).
Epistemological development describes six levels of ever-more advanced cognition to develop an effective worldview that complies increasingly with the structures and states of reality. Authoritarians are mainly restricted to levels 2 and 3. Characteristically, they base their cognition on social mimicry.
The absence of the most advanced levels of reasoning entails the cognitive limitations that explain authoritarianism as a manifestation of the urge to bring the world’s complexity down to manageable levels. Instead of skilling up to match reality’s demands, authoritarians aim to bring reality’s (perceived) complexity down to the level they can handle comfortably.
This leads to a shared and (self-)imposed in-group worldview with progressively more dysfunctional aspects.
The cognitive limitations manifest as reasoning strategies such as creating and protecting in-groups to decide on truth, latching on to the first explanation that explains one’s feelings, ignoring and expelling conflicting evidence and those who share it, allowing authorities or the consensus to decide on facts and truth, misrepresenting out-group opinions and arguing against the misrepresentation, and a near-total absence of meta-cognition. Low mental health is a likely manifestation as well.
The higher epistemological levels are associated with skilling up, learning from the best sources of knowledge available, and integrating experiences and broad knowledge into an ever-improving worldview. An honest assessment of (out-group) argumentation and evidence actively improves the own beliefs toward higher realism. It allows one to represent knowledge with precision and nuance and to make wise decisions.
Reasoning with authoritarians is pointless due to their underdeveloped reasoning abilities. But it might be possible to focus the attention on their low epistemological level and their associated inconsistent, limited, and often bizarre reasoning. Exposing their limited cognitive abilities may erode their authority and create a demand for less cognitively limited leadership.