, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 435–441 | Cite as

“Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me”

  • David Pimm


This paper is a rejoinder to John Wilson's piece “Power, Paranoia, and Education” which appeared inInterchange in 1991. Following a brief summary of Wilson's piece, I criticize his article under two major headings: some reactions to his psychological claims and terminology, and Wilson's style and form of argument. I conclude by offering some alternative work and observations in the same area, but from quite a different standpoint.


paranoia psychotherapy teaching authority rationality control irrationality education power discipline 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Pimm
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  1. 1.Centre for Mathematics EducationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesEngland

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