Eastern Versus Western Psychology

The East (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) and West (Western academia, science, medicine) offer two different and illuminating approaches to the study of the mind, and are emblematic of philosophical and epistemological study of the brain. They approach the brain differently, looking at things at different levels and have their own benefits and limitations. In the end … Continue reading Eastern Versus Western Psychology

Antireductionism and the Death of Physics Nobel Prize Winner Philip Anderson

The Physics Nobel Prize winner at Princeton died a few days ago (Obituary at Scientific American), and he was a scientist of great interest to philosophers (like me). He was an antireductionist and was for complexity. He saw that reality, and any area within it, was far too complex and nuanced to be reduced to … Continue reading Antireductionism and the Death of Physics Nobel Prize Winner Philip Anderson

Neurodiversity: The theory, movement, issues and controversies

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact."-- Shakespeare  Neurodiversity is a recent theory and movement that wishes to reclassify mental illnesses and conditions as natural neurological variations.  There is a wide variety of views and approaches to the topic, including within the medical field and amongst the mentally ill and … Continue reading Neurodiversity: The theory, movement, issues and controversies