Part & Parser/Parcel

parse v. 1 resolve (a sentence) into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles 2 Computing analyse (text) into logical syntactic components -Origin C16: perh. from ME pars 'parts of speech', from Fr. pars 'parts' syntax n.1 the combination  of words and phrases to create well formed sentences > a set of rules for or an analysis of this 2 the structure of statements in a … Continue reading Part & Parser/Parcel

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On Remorse or Regret

 ..and that fills me with remorse. Which is different than regret. -  William Powell ( author of the Anarchist Cookbook as quoted from the documentary American Anarchist) ° context for quote below, citations at end.  I think I'm aware that there is certainly that possibility, I think that's inherent in the 3 paragraphs that I have just read... … Continue reading On Remorse or Regret

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

The Big Ideas: Self Consciousness and Day-to-Day

Certainly a dog has more self-awareness than do insects.(?) A dog displays a sense of self during interactions with a dog pack.  A hierarchy exists within a pack and every member knows its position.  For this to occur, the dog must have an awareness of things existing outside and independent of itself. The dog must also conceptualize … Continue reading The Big Ideas: Self Consciousness and Day-to-Day