By: Cody Hodge
Why do we fear death? Why wouldn't we fear death? I don't think you can really say if we fear death, because to be honest, we all fear death.To humans, death is the ultimate unknown, and there is nothing more that humans fear than...
The difference between love and romantic love
By: everending
In his Symposium, Plato talks of soul mates. His myth is literal: we were once each attached to another, and split apart as punishment, the purpose of our lives is to reclaim our other halves. Yet this idea of perfect symmetry, this idea of a...
Cryptozoology
By: everending
To say cryptozoology is not a valid science is to say that theology is not a valid science either, nor philosophy or some cultural studies. Cryptozoology is not simply the study of mythical creatures; it is the study of creatures that have not yet been...
Tips for finding a good psychiatrist
By: Ryan Dube
Finding a psychiatrist can be one of the most overwhelming and intimidating experiences a person has to suffer through. Considering that anyone who needs a psychiatrist is already battling difficult and stressful circumstances, this additional stress can often become too much for many people. This...
If and why we fear death
By: Steve Marshall
Death is a phenomenon of life itself, a part of life that comes to us all. All life goes through its own form of death. Why is it that life then fears its own demise or its death? To understand this question properly, we need...
Tool-making hominids: Zinjanthropus boisei
By: G E Barr
OH5 aka THE NUTCRACKER MANMary Douglas Nicol Leakey was born in Great Britain. Her father was a painter and so her family moved quite often. In 1926, Mary's father died and it affected her deeply. She was repeatedly expelled from school and so her mother...
By: Danette M. Scott
Death is the end of our physical existence here on this earth. People fear death because they realize that when they cease to breathe or circulate blood throughout their bodies they enter into a state of being unknown and incomprehensible to them. The fear of...
The structure of psychotic thinking from a Lacanian perspective
By: Bob Seery
Ultimately, for Lacan the latent psychotic is; "the subject captured and tortured, trapped within the defiles of the signifier"- psychosis, in other words is viewed primarily as a language disorder. Within the Lacanian tradition the normative ego is doubly split. This occurs both through the...
Anthropology: Intro to the concept of culture
By: Shah-Kapoor
My love affair with anthropology!I spent 3 years studying a population via the use of anthropological field methods. Here, I want to talk particularly about the struggles I faced in the process, and the advantages of being a native in the culture I studied...
The use of topology in understanding psychotic ideation
By: Bob Seery
In her essay on the psychoanalytic use of topological structures Nathalie Charraud writes;'For Lacan, the structure of the subject of the unconscious as subject of the signifier is, in fact, the Mobius strip; a surface of inscription where front and back are but one...

 

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