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Mr. Herrman is a liberal philosopher specializing in structural metaphysics, where he develops methodologies enabling him to derive valid and verifiable answers not only in matters of the ontology of reality, but also in real-world concerns for everyday people.
Herrman has made contributions in legal, behavioral, sociological and logical theory and is challenging assumptions about the universe in recent work on the metaphysics of number. His publications include The Office and Its Stewardship (VDM 2009) and articles at openDemocracy, The San Francisco Sentinel, and the scholarly directory SSRN (Social Sciences Research Network).
Security for Alice in a Mass Killer's Wonderland
This articles demonstrates that every significant legal theme of the last thousand years denies courts to permit known threats to the public to exist without enforced responsibilities to mitigate such threats. Permitting deranged persons to roam freely without medications but with guns, is one of the clearest violations in recent memory, and one requiring remedy.
And Now the NSA
The revelations of Edward Snowden, and his likely fate, bring to mind a decades-long process that has made these terrible events all but foreordained. An aristocratic temperament made leaks necessary; a loss of equity made whistle-blowers lose their ability to fight back.
Friday, September 14, 2012(11 comments)
The Tinderbox Speaks Again: Why Can't We Learn from Our Middle-East Debacles?
Here we go again, sitting back, haunching it while our neighbors knowingly abet the foreign murder of US citizens. Think back to the time when we bitterly complained that Muslims were not holding their own fanatics accountable after 9/11. But we Americans, we are too good to do as we speak to others. We have a lot to learn, and this article is a harsh message to that effect.
Friday, September 7, 2012(3 comments)
What a Navy Seal's Testimony Says About the Maturity of American Justice
This article deals both with topical overlaps of the book to be released Tuesday 9/4/12, with Wikileaks, as well as the additional matter of failing to obtain military permission in advance of publication. Both cases are dealt with from perspectives of equity and the stewardship of offices.
Saturday, September 1, 2012(9 comments)
How Republicans Live with Themselves: Devolution and Decadence
The third of three articles on the psychology and sociology of Republicans and their Party machine through the ethnological lens of the 'honor-based' (v. 'dignity-based') typology. I may have had fun writing them, but of course the purpose, especially in an election year, is deadly serious. Thanks for following along.
Friday, August 31, 2012(3 comments)
How Republicans Live with Themselves: The Entitlement of Hypocrisy
This is the second of three articles in the series on Republican social psychology. The topic here is how Republicans come to see themselves as so entitled to do what they do in light of their political position on the concept of 'entitlement' in general, especially as it applies to the vast humanity whom they hold in contempt
Cynicism: More Dangerous than Psychopathology
Cynicism is no less addictive for those disposed to it than gambling or drugs. Normals are perfectly capable of cynicism that is more damaging than the hard core variation for the reason that, whereas there is but a handful of militant psychopaths, there are many millions who manage to achieve, however inadvertently, far more damage to society than the collected sprees of all the available psychopaths combined.
Friday, August 10, 2012(2 comments)
What Incites Occupy Movements and What They in Turn Must Display: Contempt
This piece first appeared in openDemocracy.net under a Creative Commons license, so it is republishable (OD even recommends the policy). To render it fit for the present day and audience the opening was modified and the British spellings reverted. Finally, the title was redone from the original (What's Good for the Goose and Gander...).
The article intends to highlight behavioral foundations of successful Occupy movements.