ideas of influence

ideas of influence

[ī′dē·əz əv ′in·flü·əns]
(psychology)
A clinical manifestation of certain psychotic disorders in which the patients may believe that their thoughts are read, that their limbs move without their consent, or that they are under the control of someone else or some external force or influence.
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Disregarding one's potential problems with ideas of influence and with relying heavily on oral history to prove influences (Christian Wolff's "Under the Influence" is a nice critical antidote to the idea of ''influence"; see A John Cage Reader: In Celebration of His 70th Birthday, ed.
based technology companies by giving them access to individuals and ideas of influence.