Andrés

94 Flips | 1 Magazine | 29 Likes | 1 Follower | @Craft__Beard | M.A. in Philosophy. B.A.s in Criminology and Philosophy. Working on his MSW.  Sometimes cool, sometimes not. 

The Creation of an Illness: Video Games and Defining Addiction

“If every gratified craving from heroin to designer handbags is a symptom of ‘addiction,’ then the term explains everything and nothing.”— Amanda …

The Creation of a Mental Illness

Videogames and the Enigma of Addiction<p>“If every gratified craving from heroin to designer handbags is a symptom of “addiction,” then the term …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I Hate you — Don’t Leave Me<p>“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That’s the only way to become what you are meant to be.”<p>— Kylo Ren<p>“Heeded my …

Puerto Rico: The Last Colony

What is to become of the Philippines and Porto Rico? Are they to become States with representation here from those countries, from that heterogeneous …

Psychiatry’s Necessary Shadow

The Philosophy of Mental Illness<p>“The power to give names to our pain is a mighty thing and easy to abuse . . . Psychiatry’s appeal is not just about …

Should We Diagnose Donald Trump?

It was not some law that Noah broke but a social rule, something not written down in any code of justice anywhere in the United States. Thou shalt …

Adorno’s Negativity: Suffering Devoid of Sense, Sense Without Suffering

By Timofei Gerber<p>It might be a coincidence that the time when the last survivors and participants of the Second World War are passing away coincides …

Theodor W. Adorno

Remembering our Limits: The Ritual of Taizé as a Gesture of Humanity

In the ecumenical monastery of Taizé in France, the resurrection of Christ is celebrated each weekend. The prayers at Saturday evenings are extra …

Other Than The Present: A Schema for Time – Epoché (ἐποχή)

If you were to ask someone at random for their theory of time, I suspect you are as likely to get the answer “time is an illusion” as you are to hear …

A Tale of Two Socrates: Part Two – Epoché (ἐποχή)

By Justin Richards<p>“Oh Crito, I owe Asclepius a rooster”.<p>According to Nietzsche these dying words of Socrates betrays a contempt for life, as one …

Hope Speaks: Eagleton, King Lear, and Star Wars – Epoché (ἐποχή)

By Jedd Cole<p>“Can only those hope who can talk?”<br>(Ludwig Wittgenstein, “<i>Philosophical Investigations”</i>)<p>“People without hope not only don’t write novels, …

Epoché — Issue #05, August, 2017 – Epoché (ἐποχή)

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama famously pondered on the possibility of the end of history, after which we would all imagine future history books simply …

Freud the philosopher

Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualism<i>By David Livingstone Smith</i>Read …

Tripping For Knowledge: The Psychedelic Epistemologist

Interview by Lindsay Jordan.‘<i>One of the main ways we gain knowledge is by engaging with the world, talking to other people, and so on. So if a</i> …

These 10 Books Will Transform The Way You Think About Mental Health.

The best thing the psychiatric profession could have ever asked for is having a notoriously hated enemy like the Church of Scientology as its most …

Epoché (ἐποχή) – Medium

Depression, Stigma, and our Toxic Culture

“A black cloud of grief came shrouding over Achilles. <br>Both hands clawing the ground for soot and filth, <br>he poured it over his head, fouled his …

The Psychology of Atheism

“The ordinary man cannot imagine this Providence in any other form but that of a greatly exalted father, for only such a one could understand the …

Against the Biomedical Model of Mental Illness

“Nature does not appear to have provided us one critical level of explanation for psychiatric illness that stands out from the background. …For …

Finding Meaning in Decay: Bill Morrison’s DECASIA

By Timofei Gerber<p><i>This essay deals with the work of American experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison. You can find the collection of his work for a very</i> …

Into Abstraction and Back Again

By Tollef Graff Hugo<p>Few issues lie as much at the core of the philosophical tradition as the question of abstraction; so much that at times, …

Revisiting the Noumenon

By John Brady<p>What is a <i>Noumenon</i>? Ask any (philosophy) person on the street, and you’ll no doubt hear how Kant divided the world into the phenomenon …

A Tale of Two Socrates: Part One

By Justin Richards<p>In the opening of <i>Twilight of the Idols</i>, Nietzsche pens some of the harshest criticism ever directed towards one of the first …

Depression Is

A grief without a pang, void, dark, and drear,<br>A stifled, drowsy, unimpassioned grief,<br>Which finds no natural outlet, no relief,<br>In word, or sigh, or …

Who cares if you like it? Philosophy and the aesthetics of beer.

“De gustibus non est disputandum.”<p>In matters of taste there can be no dispute.<p>The above appears to be the predominant attitude when it comes to …