Day of Wrath, 5

Julian Jaynes and the bicameral mind In recent decades several historians without any link to the deMausean school have written about thirty books on histories of childhood. I will mention only a couple of those published in 2005: When Children Became People by Odd Magne Bakke and Growing Up: The History of Childhood in a…

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A postscript to my prolegomena

Further to what I said yesterday. A deeper response to the questions raised by Stubbs would imply reminding my readers that, at the end of his Critique of Practical Reason, Kant said that there are two universes: the empirical universe and the subjective universe. Karl Popper comments that he who doesn’t believe in the second…

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Why psychiatry is a false science

This text appears in Day of Wrath ______ 卐 ______   “An irrefutable hypothesis is a sure-fire sign of a pseudoscience.” —Terence Hines [1]   According to Ron Leifer, there have been four parallel critiques of psychiatry: Thomas Szasz’s conceptual and logical critique of the mental illness idea; Leifer’s own parallel critique of social control…

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