Principles of Typology by Aleksey Bashtavenko

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Principles of Typology is an attempt to rigorously outline all existing and possible typological systems. Even though it focuses only on one particular system, namely, the Jungian typology, it has established the foundation and the methodology that underlies all systematic thought with regard to the subject. This book starts with an outline of the axioms of typology, upon which clear and thorough definitions of functions, attitudes as well as their relations with each other has been established. The chief purpose of this volume is to clearly outline the essence of typology and provide a method for further acquisition of insight with regard to this subject. Therefore, a distinction is drawn between pure and applied typology, the type itself and personalities that inhere within the type, as well as light is shed on the proper association of those concepts. The primary purpose of the outline of such fundamental notions to the subject is to allow for the reader to be clearly aware of what we already know of Jungian typology and the core of all typological systems as well as how we can acquire further reliable knowledge. Because the method with regard to both procedures is clear and rigorous, it is likely to be reliable. This volume includes the following, two essays exploring important aspects of the subject and includes 16 additional essays, devoted to a thorough analysis of each type. The two essays are concerned with the aforementioned issues as well as include a critique of well known works on typology. The methodology that has been established in those essays has been utilized in the body of this work, namely, the 16 profiles where our current knowledge and possible knowledge with regard to each type has been subjected to the exactest and most thorough scrutiny possible.
 

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This book includes the following;-Essays clearly and thoroughly explaining the foundations of typology. -An outline of the most important features of typology such as functions, attitudes and their relations to applied typology.-Critique of other typological works such as Keirsey's Please Understand me and Lenor Thomson's Personality Type, an Owner's manual.-A list of typological terms where a clear and a specific definition has been provided.-A lengthy profile for each type, especially lengthy for each Intuitive type.-Short guide regarding how to acquire knowledge in applied typology and how applied typology is distinct from pure. Furthermore, keeping this distinction in mind, the guide is concerned with how and to what extent we can integrate our inquiry into pure typology into the empirical method of investigation.In summary this book outlines in a very systematic and rigorous way the following; what we already know about typology, our method for acquisition of further knowledge, and prunes away many misleading notions that others hold to be true about typology today.Principles of Typology is devoted to the advanced student of the subject who wishes to attain a deeper understanding of the subject and to think more clearly and rigorously about typology. In this regard, this book is different from that of popularizers of typology, such as David Keirsey. Very few compromises of rigor and depth of inquiry have been made in favor of clarity of exposition. However, an advanced student of the subject should find the text very readable.
 
Published October 24, 2008 by AuthorHouse. 280 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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