‘Real science’, it is said, should be based on what science considers credible. This is one of the ‘Rules of Science’, and is necessary if we are to quantify understanding. … Continue reading S Y M B O L I C
‘FINDINGS’ by Kathleen Jamie is a book that you should read. Kathleen’s way of seeing wowed John Berger. No wonder. Here are some of my favourite findings from FINDINGS: … Continue reading F I N D I N G S
‘Vivendo discimus’ has been translated as “by living we learn”. Julian Baggini, in ‘How the World thinks’ shared different academic approaches to reason and experience. The following professionals have become … Continue reading vivendo discimus
In his acclaimed book How the World thinks, the philosopher Julian Baggini offers these considerations on the ‘Serotonin hypothesis’:
In “How the world thinks” Julian Baggini says “there is a temptation to believe that objective knowledge transcends all points of view, all concepts, all language. Rather than objective knowledge … Continue reading Can you hear the people sing?
I feel most fortunate to have worked for 25 years in the NHS.
I like to consider all languages (including numbers and music) as freedoms
In today’s Scotland on Sunday I read Stuart Kelly’s review of a novel called ‘The Topeka School’ by Ben Lerner. The following passages from the review resonated with me. Long … Continue reading “toxic masculinity”
There has been a lot of discussion this week about appropriate choice of language. My blog has often argued the importance of how we use language. Our choice of words … Continue reading Today’s Sunday newspapers
Shortly after this new text book was published I purchased it and read it over a long weekend in May. I took notes and added marginalia as I read [here … Continue reading The Medical Model in Mental Health [a REVIEW]
The Guardian’s ‘Book of the Week’:
The Medical Model in Mental Health: An Explanation and Evaluation has recently been published by Oxford University Press. In the weeks leading up to publication the author stated “it is … Continue reading “Strong argument”