Andrés

93 Added | 1 Magazine | 28 Likes | 1 Follower | @Craft__Beard | M.A. in Philosophy. B.A.s in Criminology and Philosophy. Working on his MSW.  Sometimes cool, sometimes not. 

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 …

America’s Historical Treatment of Puerto Rico Shames Us All

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 …

Mental Health

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 …

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 …

Mindfulness

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 …

Friedrich Nietzsche

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, …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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 …

Consciousness

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> …

Consciousness

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 …

Mental Health

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 …

Depression

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 …

Sigmund Freud

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 …

American Philosophy

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 …

Socrates

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 …

Beer