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Western Philosophy and Psychology
20th/21st century philosophy
Name: Brian J. Mistler
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School/tradition: Pragmatism
Main interests
Pragmatism, Psychology, Psychology of Religion, Epistemology, International Relations, Sufism
Notable ideas
Normative Foundations of Science, Trans-identification Theory, Mystical Science and radical empiricism, Single-field theory of knowledge, psychological influences on religion and politics
William James, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Fritz Perls, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Thomas Szasz |

Brian J. Mistler, B.A., B.S., M.A. (University of Bradford), is an American born philosopher and writer. His work suggests strong influence by Ludwig Wittgenstein, William James, Fritz Perls, and Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is most well known for his writing at the intersection of psychology and international relations, and for his Mistlerisms, also known as "self-masturbatory Brian Mistler expressions." In addition, he is considered one of the world's foremost experts in self-promotion and self-congratulation. He trained at the University of Florida, and under the supervision of M. Pat Korb at the Gestalt Center of Gainesville, Florida.

Published works include "Importance of Prophecy in Conversion", "US Versus Them: George Bush and Osama Bin Laden Are Dancing Together " and various editorials.


The problem with all bivalent notions is that they collapse without their polar opposite.[1]

—Brian J. Mistler

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  1. Mistler, Brian J. (2003). George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden Are Dancing Together: Interdependent Group Polarization in the Case of September 11. Insaniyaat 1 (1).
  • Leever, Brooke A. and Mistler, Brian J. (2005). Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and

Psychotherapy: A review. British Journal of Counseling and Guidance. Vol 33,1, 141 - 148.

  • Madelkorn, Jeff and Mistler, Brian J. (2005). Wilhelm Wundt: A Short Biography of Life,

Works, and Connections. In James Burke (Ed.) Knowledge-Web.

  • Mistler, Brian J. (2004). Spirituality and the Practice of Healthcare: A review. British Journal of

Counseling and Guidance. Vol. 32, No. 4.

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