The Wikipedia entry for the Madman Theory informs : “The madman theory is a political theory commonly associated with U.S. President Richard Nixon’s foreign policy. He and his administration tried to make the leaders of hostile Communist Bloc nations think Nixon was irrational and volatile. According to the theory, those leaders would then avoid provoking […]
Raven: Mixed Up Mixed Theory of Madmen?
Michael J. Raven of the University of Victoria presents his view of a particular view of lunatics: “Is Lewis’s Mixed Theory Mixed Up?” Michael J. Raven, Theoria, vol. 79, no. 1, February 2013, pp. 57–75. Quothe Raven: “My aim is to rekindle interest in David Lewis’s (1983) infamous but neglected Mixed Theory of mental states. The […]