Against happiness: Why we need a philosophy of failure In Hawaii, people are expected to be too happy. Is Britain going the same way? © Hakilon While in Hawaii on a quest for the perfect wave, I once bumped into a psychiatrist who asked me where I came from. She gave a sigh of respect at my answer. It turned out that she was a specialist in depression. She pointed out to me that: (1) In Hawaii the same ratio of people are depressed as anywhere else; (2) The problem with Hawaii is that you are expected to be happy—by idiots like me, for example—so that when you are depressed, you are not just depressed, you feel guilty about being depressed too, so you’re doubly screwed; (3) And, finally, because Hawaii is technically the United States too, if you’re depressed, guilty and broke as well, when you’re supposed to be affluent, then you’re in triple trouble. “Yep,” she concluded, “Hawaii really sucks.” But the spread of depression is partly a side-effect of our addiction to happiness. Bougainville stresses two things.
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Gluten-free skin and beauty products: Extracting cash from the gullible Even though yesterday was Easter, and, as unreligious as I am, I was still thinking of taking it easy, there was one target that popped up that I just couldn’t resist. My wife and I were sitting around yesterday reading the Sunday papers and perusing the Internet (as is frequently our wont on Sunday mornings), when I heard a contemptuous harrumph coming from her direction. She then pointed me to an article in our local newspaper entitled Gluten-free beauty products in demand among some customers. Now, I must admit that I haven’t been keeping up with the gluten-free trend, other than how easily it fits within the niche of “autism biomed” quackery, where, apparently, nearly every “biomed” protocol for autistic children demands that gluten be stripped completely from their diets, lest the evil molecule continue to infect them with the dreaded autism. I’ve kept an eye the literature, but haven’t really written about gluten. Amy Soergel’s lip gloss was making her sick. Whole Foods. And:
Filosofie wiki In het dagelijks spraakgebruik wordt de term filosofie gebruikt om elke vorm van wijsheid of levensbeschouwing aan te duiden (zoals in "iemands filosofie") of iemands uitgangspunten (zoals in "het sluit niet aan op de filosofie achter dit plan"). Dit verschilt van het begrip filosofie in een academische context, zoals deze in dit artikel gehanteerd wordt. Oorsprong van het begrip filosofie[bewerken] De introductie van de term "filosofie" werd toegeschreven aan de Griekse denker Pythagoras: "De vita et moribus philosophorum", I, 12; Cicero: "Tusculanae disputationes", V, 8-9). Filosofie en 'filosoferen' was volgens Aristoteles de meest verheven en meest goddelijke activiteit voor de mens, die ze van nature voltooit en die een bron van vreugde is. Mogelijke definities en afbakening[bewerken] Voor sommigen is de definitie van filosofie eenduidig, terwijl deze voor anderen zelf weer een metafilosofisch probleem vormt. Thema's binnen de filosofie[bewerken] Stromingen[bewerken] Wat kan ik weten?
80 Million Tiny Images You have submitted 0 labels. Visual dictionary: Visualization of 53,464 english nouns arranged by meaning. Each tile shows the average color of the images that correspond to each term. Visual dictionary Click on top of the map to visualize the images in that region of the visual dictionary. We present a visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning. Currently computers have difficult recognizing objects in images. Teaching computers to see When you visualize the images for each word, you can click on top of each image and select if they are correct examples of the associated word (a green frame will appear around the image) or if they are incorrect (a red cross will appear). Funding support came from NSF Career award (ISI 0747120), ISF and a Microsoft Research gift.
Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic by Maria Popova “You have to listen carefully. The unconscious mind is crafty.” While Freud may have engineered his own myth and many of his theories may have been disputed in the decades since his heyday, he remains one of the most influential figures in the history of psychiatry and psychology. In recent years, the comic book genre has been applied to a wealth of graphic nonfiction for grownups, ranging from famous biographies to philosophy, but nowhere does the genre shine more exquisitely than in Freud (public library) — a magnificent biography-as-graphic-novel of the founding father of psychoanalysis by Swiss-born writer, economist, historian, and psychoanalyst Corinne Maier, illustrated by celebrated French cartoonist Anne Simon. From how his own childhood informed his ideas to his most famous cases, the captivating story weaves its way through Freud’s life to shed light on both the man and his metaphors for the mind. Freud is absolutely fantastic from cover to cover.
Wat filosofie is (en wat het niet is) | Jan Dirk Snel [Vrijdag 4 juli 2014] Wat is filosofie? Een beetje filosoof begint dan met op te merken dat dat nou al een echte filosofische vraag is, maar het lijkt me nog maar de vraag of het nou zo’n heel erg andere vraag is dan die naar wat meteorologie is of wat sociologie is. Hooguit kun je zeggen dat die laatste twee vragen geen typisch meteorologische of sociologische zijn. FilosofieFilosofie gaat volgens mij vooral over verheldering. John Locke (1632-1704) was lijfarts van Lord Anthony Ashley-Cooper. Filosofie gaat in concreto onder andere over de vraag hoe mensen redeneren. Filosofie gaat ook over de vraag wat kennis is, epistemologie dus, al is het de vraag of die discipline in onze dagen, nu de wetenschappen zich ver ontwikkeld hebben, nog wel zo spannend is. Filosofie kan ook gaan over het geheel van onze werkelijkheid. Filosofie gaat ook over het menselijk handelen en de vraag wat me moeten doen. Maar de wetenschappen hebben zich verzelfstandigd. Het gaat om verheldering.
Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus | Online Dictionary | Associated Words | Synonyms Dictionary at SnappyWords.com 10 Famous Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today Nowadays, the American Psychological Association has a Code of Conduct in place when it comes to ethics in psychological experiments. Experimenters must adhere to various rules pertaining to everything from confidentiality to consent to overall beneficence. Review boards are in place to enforce these ethics. 1. At Johns Hopkins University in 1920, John B. Watson tested classical conditioning on a 9-month-old baby he called Albert B. 2. Solomon Asch tested conformity at Swarthmore College in 1951 by putting a participant in a group of people whose task was to match line lengths. Thirty-seven of the 50 participants agreed with the incorrect group despite physical evidence to the contrary. 3. Some psychological experiments that were designed to test the bystander effect are considered unethical by today’s standards. The pair conducted a study at Columbia University in which they would give a participant a survey and leave him alone in a room to fill out the paper. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
What is Philosophy – and what’s it for? © Getty People are understandably confused about what philosophy is. From a distance, it seems weird, irrelevant, boring and yet also – just a little – intriguing. But it’s hard to put a finger on what the interest really is. Luckily, the answer is already contained in the word philosophy itself. Though a rather abstract term, the concept of ‘wisdom’ isn’t mysterious. So a philosopher or ‘person devoted to wisdom’ is someone who strives for systematic expertise at working out how one may best find individual and collective fulfilment. In their pursuit of wisdom, philosophers have developed a very specific skill-set. 1. What is the meaning of life? But these questions matter deeply because only with sound answers to them can we direct our energies meaningfully. Philosophers are people unafraid of the large questions. © AFP/Getty 2. Public opinion – or what gets called ‘common sense’ – is sensible and reasonable in countless areas. © Rex 3. That’s why we need to examine our own minds. 4. 5.
Phonetic CHILDREN'S PICTURE DICTIONARY Advertisement.EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word This is a version of our Picture Dictionary organized by the initial sound of each word in English. The dunning-kruger effect The dunning-kruger effect One of several graphs showing that people who know little (as revealed by tests) still think they know a lot. “I know one thing: that I know nothing” —Socrates “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge” —Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt” —Bertrand Russell “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” Most of the readers of this blog are familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect (even if we don’t always know what the name means). Since the original paper came out in 1999, there has been a lot of research into why the Dunning-Kruger effect is so common and what drives it. Most of us can identify many recent examples of incompetents who don’t recognize their incompetence, often shouting out their inanities and attempting to drown out their expert critics. previous post Rating: 3.9/5 (29 votes cast)
When Philosophy Becomes Therapy Alain de Botton's self-help books for those who style themselves as intellectuals are making their way to the United States. Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. It’s vaguely associated with asking the kinds of big questions—Do we exist? But for the past ten years or so, Alain de Botton, a Swiss-British philosopher, writer, and TV presenter, has made it his mission to rebrand philosophy by stripping away its crusty, academic trappings and restoring its day-to-day value. The School of Life is a cozy space that hosts classes and lectures; the organization also consults with big-name businesses and sells “books, objects, and tools” to help anyone who walks through its doors make headway in “the quest for a more fulfilled life.” All of this has been a savvy move by De Botton, spiritually and financially.