A psychoanalyst whose work I said it’s a good idea, every now and then, to write up what you believe.
The title of this post is a word that means “retrospectivity,” looking back and summing up. I think this is what we need to do, right now, with Western Civilization as a whole.
Bernardo Kastrup’s Why Materialism is Baloney is a brilliant and easy-to-read theory of what reality might actually be.
How would our psychology and philosophy change, I wonder, if we had the goal of understanding not human development, but the development of self-consciousness more generally, across species?
My experiences as an acupuncture and cancer patient suggest that combining acupuncture and radiation could help cure addiction, and more generally, support patients seeking psychological and behavioral change.
Both the microbiome and the phenomenon of organ-connected memories would provide confirmation from the physical sciences of the post-Cartesian turn in philosophy and psychoanalysis.