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The famous American physicist Richard Feynman used to take holidays in England. His third wife, Gweneth Howarth, was a native of West Yorkshire, so every year the Feynman family would visit her hometown of Ripponden or the nearby hamlet of Mill Bank.
In 1973 Yorkshire public television made a short film of the Nobel laureate while he was there. The resulting film, Take the World From Another Point of View, was broadcast in America as part of the PBS Nova series. The documentary features a fascinating interview, but what sets it apart from other films on Feynman is the inclusion of a lively conversation he had with the eminent British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle.
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Aloneliness | Lecture by writer Sara Maitland (Lezing) Maandag 20-03-2017 | Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Hoe kunnen we onze angst voor eenzaamheid overwinnen en zo een rijker leven leiden? De Britse schrijfster Sara Maitland is ervaringsdeskundige. Ze ruilde een druk leven in hartje Londen in voor een teruggetrokken bestaan op een Schots eiland om daar te schrijven over eenzaamheid. Laat je inspireren door haar visie op wat het betekent om mens te zijn.
We are hard-wired to shrink away from the things that scare us – to fight, flee or freeze in the face of danger. That’s a good thing, but anxiety is about perceived danger, which is different from actual danger. When we act based solely on nervous feelings, our worlds can become very small. Our desperate attempt to avoid discomfort and uncertainty fuels anxiety, and avoidance locks it in place. Yet we can take back control. We can learn to face our fears rather than running from them.
Dr. Dawn Huebner believes we can all be taught to overcome fear and anxiety. In this engaging talk she explains how anyone, at any age, can conquer debilitating fear. A clinical psychologist in private practice, she treats children with a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental concerns.
Huebner is the author of “The What To Do Guides for Kids” series, which not only reflect her beliefs about empowerment, but also provide practical advice for parents and children. Her personal journey as a parent, however, led Huebner on a quest to find ways of using cognitive-behavioral therapy as an approach. With simple language and humor, she presents sophisticated concepts in a way easily understood by everyone. These concepts, in book form, have been translated and sold in 12 different languages worldw…
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Gene Gendlin answers question asked by Andy Nickolson about focusing alone. Clip from a DVD "Close Encounters with Gene. FISS 2008" from Nada Lou Focusing in Focus Productions.
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This week’s episode is a discussion with Hannah Braime about a very interesting book called Against Therapy by Jeffrey Masson. We recorded this for the Psychology Book Club Podcast. I’m including it on The Voluntary Life because it is highly relevant to everyone interested in self-knowledge and psychological freedom. Show Notes: Psychology Book Club Podcast Against Therapy by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson The Assault On Truth by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson One Nation Under Therapy by Christina Hoff Summers
Rationally Speaking | Official Podcast of New York City Skeptics - Current Episodes - RS48 - Philosophical Counseling
Release date: November 20, 2011
Our guest Lou Marinoff joins us to discuss philosophical counseling, a recent trend to use philosophy as a type of talk therapy. Now, despite the provocative title of his best-selling book, “Plato, Not Prozac!: Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems,” the idea is actually not to replace psychiatric medications with chats about the ancient Greeks. Rather, as he puts it in the introduction to the volume, you should take your medications if you really need them, but once your brain is back to a normal functionality you will likely still be faced with the same existential problems that plague most human beings. And that’s where philosophy might help.
Lou Marinoff is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at The City College of New York and a founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. His other books include "The Middle Way: Finding Happiness in a World of Extremes" and "Therapy for the Sane."
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In this episode our guest claims that Thomas Hobbes anticipate key Freudian concepts. Here are some examples, drawn from Leviathan (1651):
Freud insisted that there are no "mental accidents":
each thought follows from another, determinstically.
"When a man thinketh on anything whatsoever, his next thought after
is not altogether so casual as it seems to be. Not every thought to every
thought succeeds indifferently." — Leviathan, chapter 3. Freud insisted on the meaningfulness of dreams, as the "royal road
to the unconscious."
"… the thoughts are said to wander, and seem impertinent to one another,
as in a Dream … And yet in this wild ranging of the mind, a man may oft-times perceive
the way of it, and the dependence of one thought upon another." — Leviathan, chapter 3.
Freud made much hay with "free association" of words and thoughts.
"For in a discourse of our present civil war, what could seem more impertinent than to ask, as one did, what was the value of a Roman penny? Yet the coherence to me was manifest enough. For the thought of the war introduced the thought of the delivering up the King to his enemies; the thought of that brought in the thought of the delivering up of Christ; and that again the thought of the 30 pence, which was the price of that treason: and thence easily followed that malicious question; and all this in a moment of time, for thought is quick." — Leviathan, chapter 3
Freud insisted that human will is not free; rather, is a plaything of our affects and desires.
"And therefore if a man should talk to me of … a free will; or any free but free from being hindered by opposition; I should not say he were in an error, but that his words were without meaning; that is to say, absurd." — Leviathan, chapter
"In deliberation, the last appetite, or aversion, immediately adhering to the action, or to the omission thereof, is that we call the will; the act, not the faculty, of willing. And beasts that have deliberation must necessarily also have will. The definition of the will, given commonly by the Schools, that it is a rational appetite, is not good. For if it were, then could there be no voluntary act against reason. For a voluntary act is that which proceedeth from the will, and no other. But if instead of a rational appetite, we shall say an appetite resulting from a precedent deliberation, then the definition is the same that I have given here. Will, therefore, is the last appetite in deliberating. " — Leviathan, chapter 6.
Hobbes also anticipated the DSM: "In sum, all passions that produce strange and unusual behaviour are called by the general name of madness. But of the several kinds of madness, he that would take the pains might enrol a legion." —Leviathan, chapter 8.
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