the literature and the science

I have always found the idea of “two cultures” as incredibly silly. We should not need bridges to unite the arts and the sciences. Hole Ousia is an indescribable somewhere … Continue reading the literature and the science

Polarization

The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization

More respectful debate

I have today posted this letter to the Royal College of Psychiatrists:

The Wharry bridge

In a previous post I outlined my concern that we may be less able to learn if we divide experience into two opposing camps. Bridges have one function and that is … Continue reading The Wharry bridge

“Vociferous about pet projects”

Since 2012 all doctors practicing in the UK are required to undergo revalidation every 5 years. I have been preparing all that it is necessary for my forthcoming revalidation interview. … Continue reading “Vociferous about pet projects”

My dissertation on Hedges

22 years ago I was awarded distinction by the University of Edinburgh for my dissertation on hedges. I recall the gist of my dissertation but not the detail: I first … Continue reading My dissertation on Hedges

A New scene of thought

Closing chapter to ‘Repeats its love’: A New scene of Thought [1] It was the philosopher Schelling who pointed out that “Nature opens its eyes . . . and notices … Continue reading A New scene of thought