Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: psychology and philosophy

Two’s a Crowd: Guattari and Deleuze

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In this piece for Aeon, Edward Thornton chronicles the friendship and collaboration between the radical psychoanalyst Félix Guattari and the postmodern philosopher Gilles Deleuze. "'How could two...

Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments

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This episode of the podcast The Partially Examined Life explores the way that Stanley Milgram's experiments on obedience and Philip Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment show that...

Is Philosophy Therapy, or is it Simply a Search for Truth?

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In this interview for Aeon, Nigel Warburton and Jules Evans explore the potential therapeutic value and shortcomings of using ancient philosophy to overcome emotional suffering. "Personally, I’m not...

Sometimes Giving a Person a Choice is an Act of Terrible...

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From Aeon: We tend to believe that giving people more choices is inherently positive. However, forcing people to choose between two morally wrong options can be...

Tripping for Knowledge: The Psychedelic Epistemologist

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In this interview for 3:AM Magazine, Chris Letheby argues that even though psychedelics may induce delusions or imaginary phenomena, their use can also lead to accurate...

Indescribable You

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In this piece for Aeon, Carlin Flora critiques sociologists' and psychologists' attempts to categorize and classify people's personalities into distinct groups and profiles, advocating that we...

“Capitalism and Mental Health: How the Market Makes Us Sick”

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In this viral video from “Libertarian Socialist Rants,” the idea is put forward that the financial stress and social isolation inherent to life in...

“The Psychologists Take Power”

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Tamsin Shaw, writing in the New York Review of Books, summarizes the most recent trends in psychology and moral judgement. From Skinner’s behaviorism to...