The Misuse Of Mind

Author: Karin Stephen
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776584058
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The Misuse Of Mind from the Author: Karin Stephen. French philosopher Henri-Louis Bergson attained a massive following in the early twentieth century, based largely on the popular appeal of his stance that intuition should be prized over reason. In this thoughtful critique of Bergson's work, British psychologist Karin Stephen deconstructs the attractiveness of Bergson's position and carefully catalogs its shortcomings.

Philosophical Papers Volume 2 Mind Language And Reality

Author: Hilary Putnam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521295512
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Philosophical Papers Volume 2 Mind Language And Reality from the Author: Hilary Putnam. Professor Hilary Putnam's most important published work is collected here, together with several new and substantial studies, in two volumes. The first deals with the philosophy of mathematics and of science and the nature of philosophical and scientific enquiry; the second deals with the philosophy of language and mind.

How You Stand How You Move How You Live

Author: Missy Vineyard
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9781600940064
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How You Stand How You Move How You Live from the Author: Missy Vineyard. A comprehensive new guide to The Alexander Technique: A simple yet powerful method for improving how the mind and body interact

The Practice Of Misuse

Author: Raymond Malewitz
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804792992
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The Practice Of Misuse from the Author: Raymond Malewitz. In the age of Ikea Hackers and salvagepunks, this book charts the emergence of "rugged consumers" who creatively misuse, reuse, and repurpose the objects within their environments to suit their idiosyncratic needs and desires. Figures of both literary and material culture whose behavior evokes an American can-do ethic, rugged consumers mediate between older mythic models of self-sufficiency and the consumption-driven realities of our passive, post-industrial economy. Through their unorthodox encounters with the material world, rugged consumers show that using objects 'properly' is a conventional behavior that must be renewed and reinforced rather than a naturalized process that persists untroubled through time and space. At the same time, this Utopian ideal is rarely met: most examples of rugged consumerism conceal rather than foreground the ideological problems to which they respond and thus support or ignore rather than challenge the structures of late capitalist consumerism. By analyzing convergences and divergences between subjective material practices and collectivist politics, Raymond Malewitz shows how rugged consumerism both recodes and reflects the dynamic social history of objects in the United States from the 1960s to the present.

Corruption And Misuse Of Public Office

Author: Colin Alfred Arthur Nicholls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199577277
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Corruption And Misuse Of Public Office from the Author: Colin Alfred Arthur Nicholls. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the law relating to corruption and misuse of public office, including specialist issues such as whistleblowing. This new edition covers major developments in the area since the publication of the first edition, and includes full coverage of the Bribery Act 2010.

The Use And Misuse Of Psychiatric Drugs

Author: Joel Paris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119994022
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The Use And Misuse Of Psychiatric Drugs from the Author: Joel Paris. "Dr. Paris has written an honest, balanced presentation of the ways in which psychiatric drugs are evaluated and prescribed. He highlights the complexity of the task, the limits of what is known and the mixed picture that research often produces. His conclusions are refreshing because they are built from an even-handed, pragmatic assessment of the empirical evidence. The result is a stimulating look at the world of treatments for emotional disorders that acknowledges the usefulness of both biological and psychosocial explanations where appropriate. His recommendations provide helpful roadmaps for patients, practitioners and researchers alike. The book is sure to serve as a welcome catalyst for the continuing debates about which treatments are likely to produce the best outcomes." —Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Head, Psychology Division Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY, USA The message of this book is that psychiatrists have some very good drugs, but can expect bad results when they are over-used, prescribed outside of evidence-based indications, or given to the wrong patients. While acknowledging that many current agents are highly effective and have revolutionized the treatment of certain disorders, Joel Paris criticizes their use outside of an evidence base. Too many patients are either over-medicated or are misdiagnosed to justify aggressive treatment. Dr. Paris calls for more government funding of clinical trials to establish, without bias, the effectiveness of these agents. He has written this book for practitioners and trainees to show that scientific evidence supports a more cautious and conservative approach to drug therapy. After describing the history of psychopharmacology, including its early successes, Dr. Paris reviews the relationship between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. This problem has received considerable popular attention in recent years and Dr. Paris documents initiatives to increase transparency and decrease the influence of pharmaceutical marketing on diagnosis and prescribing habits. Dr Paris then examines some major controversies. One is the fact that newer drugs have not been shown to be superior to older agents. Another is that while the number of prescriptions for antidepressants has increased dramatically, meta-analyses show that their value is more limited than previously believed. Still another is the widespread prescription of mood stabilizers and antipsychotic drugs for patients, including children and adolescents, who do not have bipolar illness. Polypharmacy is an especially contentious area: very few drug combinations have been tested in clinical trials, yet many patients end up on a cocktail of powerful drugs, each with its own side effects. Dr Paris briefly considers alternatives to pharmacology and again calls for more clinical trials of these approaches. He also discusses the current trend to medicalizing what many would describe as normal distress and states succinctly: Some things in life are worth being upset about.