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Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« Last post by Dora Vee on May 06, 2019, 04:16:07 am »
Finished Reaper's Gale. Thoughts right here:
General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« Last post by BeardFisher-King on May 05, 2019, 02:03:33 am »
"A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out. " - Dr. Samuel Johnson
This may be of interest to some. A recent conversation between Scruton and Peterson at Ralston College, Cambridge.
It's a Big Big Train evening chez BFK!
Here's the book behind the NPR interview summary that sciborg2 linked above: "Mind Fixers" by Anne Harrington

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

From the conclusion of the introduction:

"I have written this book because I believe that history matters. We perhaps don't need history to see that psychiatry today is not a stable enterprise marked by consensus about mission, but rather a fraught one, where rhetoric still outstrips substance, where trust is fragile, and where the path forward is unclear. But we do need history to understand how we came to be where we are now and therefore what might need to happen next. Heroic origin stories and polemical counterstories may give us momentary emotional satisfaction by inviting us to despise cartoonish renderings of our perceived rivals and enemies. The price we all pay, though, is tunnel vision, mutual recrimination and stalemate. For the sake not just of the science but of all the suffering people whom the science should be serving, it is time for us all to learn and to tell better, more honest stories"
Big Pharma are total cunts. Regardless of the veracity of anything else, imo.
Lol @ this demonization of the big pharma. Of course nothing is perfect, and sure you've got doctors around who just put you on various shitty ass anti-depressants whose side effects are perhaps not even worth it, but at least somebody is fucking trying.
Tell you what, if you ever end up with a kid with e.g. schizophrenia a you'll be happy that there's somebody making drugs to treat it.

The  “unconscious”  itself has a certain analogy  with the “field” in physics,  and both are brought into the realm  of the  irrepresentable  ( Unanschauliche ) and paradoxical through a problem of observation. In physics however we do not speak of self-reproducing “archetypes,”  but of “statistical  laws of nature involving  primary probabilities” but both formulations meet in their  tendency to extend the old narrower idea  of “causality (determinism)” to a more general  form of “connections” in nature, a conclusion  to which  the  psycho-physical  problem  also  points. This  way  of  looking at things leads me to expect t  hat t  he further development of the ideas of the unconscious will not take place within the narrow framework of their therapeutic applications, but will be determined by their assimilation to the main stream of natural  science  as applied to vital phenomena.



To my view the ‘statistical theory of time’ has an even stronger bearing on the philosophy of time than the theory of relativity. The latter, however revolutionary, leaves untouched the undirectional flow of time, which it presupposes, while the statistical theory constructs it from the order of events. This means a liberation from the tyranny of old Chronos. What we in our minds construct ourselves cannot, so I feel, have dictatorial power over our mind, neither the power of bringing it to the fore nor the power of annihilating it. But some of you, I am sure, will call this mysticism. So with all due acknowledgement to the fact that physical theory is at all times relative, in that it depends on certain basic assumptions, we may, or so I believe, assert that physical theory in its present stage strongly suggests the indestructibility of Mind by Time.

General Misc. / Re: [TV Spoilers] Game of Thrones (S8) [Warning: Open Spoilers]
« Last post by Srancy on May 04, 2019, 12:51:52 am »
Haven't watched since Season 1 but have enjoyed the reactions throughout the series
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