Tag Archives: Psychology

More on Wooden-Leg French

I am still in the midst of sorting out paperwork for my French nationality application, and this is something I just hate doing. It revolts me to the tips of my fingers – as the French say – and it … Continue reading

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I’ll cut your leg off any day!

When I approach certain subjects, I keep thinking about the ship’s surgeon on the Bounty in the 1935 film, who had a different story to relate to each person about how he lost his leg, and that he would gladly … Continue reading

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Two Worlds

I have been neglecting this blog for some time, partly due to personal issues and partly due to having had a major computer crash. My data is backed up and some recent stuff is being saved from the hard disk … Continue reading

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The Wooden Leg

There is a film from 1935 about the infamous mutiny on the Bounty of 1789, the earliest which depicts Captain Bligh as a sadist who loved whipping and keel-hauling his crew. Historical evidence now tends to set William Bligh (1754 … Continue reading

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Hans Asperger – Nazi Collaborator

I was given a reference to a press article saying that an Austrian medical historian by the name of Herwig Czech has published Hans Asperger, National Socialism, and “race hygiene” in Nazi-era Vienna. This directly contradicts my earlier posting Hans Asperger … Continue reading

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Foundationalism and Consciousness

In the 1790’s in deep Saxony, philosophers were discussing the question of first principles, of foundations of knowledge, to answer the question of what is the truth that makes human reasoning possible. Today, we will certainly ask ourselves why intelligent … Continue reading

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Romanticism and Christianity

At the risk of repeating myself, one is always intrigued by the coincidence between the Oxford Movement and the foundation of Solesmes by Dom Guéranger or the Dominicans in France by Fr Lacordaire. These two extremely significant aspirations were part … Continue reading

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