The Six Pillars of Intellectual Insanity – Diagram In Philosophy by Jonathan Dolhenty


Explanation: To understand this chart, it is necessary to begin at the bottom. The two main pillars upon which all intellectual insanity rests are Subjectivism (a dogma of epistemology and metaphysics) and Relativism (a dogma of ethics, moral philosophy, and political philosophy). The pillar of Subjectivism affects our Intellectual Integrity, while the pillar of Relativism affects our Moral Integrity. The next four pillars are derived from Subjectivism and Relativism and rest on those two main pillars. All the other “isms” are really derivatives of the six pillars of intellectual insanity.

For a more complete discussion of the six pillars of intellectual insanity, see the Dolhenty Interview.

This chart was designed by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty and based on his analysis of philosophic systems and the history of those systems. He is solely responsible for this interpretation.


Positivism
Atheism
Totalitarianism
Agnosticism
Idealism
Socialism
Materialism
Skepticism
Communism
Naturalism
Behaviorism
Pragmatism
Pillar Number 3
SCIENTISM
Science is the only source of knowledge and what can’t be measured doesn’t exist.

 

Pillar Number 4
POLITICISM
The solutions to all personal, social, and moral problems must be politically determined.

 

Pillar Number 5
DETERMINISM
Man has no free will and is simply subject to the mechanical laws of nature.

 

Pillar Number 6
COLLECTIVISM
The individual exists for social ends and his greatest good is to serve the political economy.

 

Pillar Number 1
SUBJECTIVISM
 
There is no such thing as an absolute truth.

Truth is whatever we as individuals or
we as a society decide it is.

 

Pillar Number 2

RELATIVISM

There is no such thing as an absolute moral principle.

What is right or wrong is whatever we as
individuals or we as a society decide it is.

 

Epistemology
Metaphysics
Ethics and Morals
Political Philosophy
Affects Our Intellectual Integrity
Affects Our Moral Integrity

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