In preparation for the book I’m reading-

   ​Pics above = cheat sheets of DF Wallace's commonly used abreviations. His non-fiction, interviews, and orations demand inclusion on that very, very short list of authors' creating prose and who men from just about all points in history would consent to call masterworks. Reading the prose sucks air right out of reader's lungs. DFW's … Continue reading In preparation for the book I’m reading-

A Quote to Find the Rabbit Hole

"Zeno's arguments, in some form, have afforded grounds for almost all theories of space and time and infinity which have been constructed from his time to our own." Recalled via Boyer, Carl B. The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1959. Previously published under the title, The Concepts of … Continue reading A Quote to Find the Rabbit Hole

Catch a Cold/Be Depressed: The Cartesian Bias in our Illness Model-separating mental health from physical health

Psychologists deal with the slippery subject of mental states. Now, your general practitioner, who you see for your annual physical check up, can flirt with the treatment of mental states. She or he may prescribe you something for low-level anxiety or sleep but they generally only provide medication or a referral.  That is the standard … Continue reading Catch a Cold/Be Depressed: The Cartesian Bias in our Illness Model-separating mental health from physical health

Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions

The radical cultural relativism popular in contemporary anthropological thought presupposes that cultures are incommensurable* with one another.  On one level, this is true, on a higher level, it is a truism–they are still both ‘cultures.’  Cultures, as considered here, is a fundamental psychological mechanism that is included in the homo sapiens adaptive package.   This … Continue reading Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions

Complete & Consistent 

How familiar are you with nostalpogy? Not at all?  Yeah, me neither. it does not exist (at least to my knowledge as of 10 FEB 2017).  So, whatever it is that nosalpogy represents, it is something of which I cannot conceptualize.  Moreover, I'm incapable of conceptualizing it.  If no person can elucidate what nosalpogy is , if no one … Continue reading Complete & Consistent