Archive for December, 2015

Philosophy Thursday: Mozi

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mozi on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Mozi on the Famous Philosophers.com website on August 1, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Mozi (Mo-tzu, c. 400s—300s B.C.E.) on the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website.

Click Here to Read: Mohism on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy website.

Click Here to Read:  Mozi on Wikiquote.

Click Here to Read: Mozi in with English translation  by W. P. Mebon the Chinese Text Project Website. (more…)

Is It Asking Too Much to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Is It Asking Too Much to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself? Romantic, idealistic Christianity says no. Sober, practical Judaism says yes by Philologos on the Mosaic website on December 30, 3015.

From Parable of the Good Samaritan by Jan Wijnants, 1670. Wikipedia.

Will Self’s Kafka Journey: A Prague Walking Tour

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Will Self’s Kafka Journey: A Prague Walking Tour from London Review of Books (LRB) on YouTube.

Click Here to Read: Franz Kafka’s badly healed wounds, Review of Kafka: Die frühen Jahre by Reiner Stach, Reviewed by Carolin Duttlingner in The Times Literary Supplement on June 24, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Viewing Franz Kafka Through Lens of his Sexuality Is Repressed Homosexuality Key To Understanding Work? By Peter Ephross in The Jewish Daily Forward on June 10, 2013. (more…)

The year in popular music

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The year in popular music on the World Socialist Web Site on December 30, 2015.

Chris Stapleton [by CAWylie]

Writer’s Wednesday: Bernard Malamud

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Bernard Malamud on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Interviews: Bernard Malamud, The Art of Fiction No. 52 Interviewed by Daniel Stern in the Paris Review in the Spring 1975 #61 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Bernard Malamud Biography on the World Encyclopedia of Biography Website.

Click Here to Read: With Greatest of Ease: Revoew of The Natural By Bernard Malamud Reviewed by Harry Sylvester in The New York Times on August 26, 1952. (more…)

Why women should not marry a psychoanalyst

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Upon waking, a woman said to her husband, “I just dreamt that you gave me a necklace of pearls. What do you think it means?”

The man smiled and kissed his wife. “You’ll know tonight,” he softly whispered.
That evening, the man came home with a small package which he gave to his wife. She jumped up and embraced him, and then settled on the couch to slowly and delicately unwrap the package.
It contained a book entitled, “The Meaning of Dreams”.

We Are Torturing New Mothers and Then Wondering Why They Are Mentally Ill

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: We Are Torturing New Mothers and Then Wondering Why They Are Mentally Ill on DavidWolef.con

What Happened, Miss Simone? No Rest For A Love-Starved Girl

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What Happened, Miss Simone? No Rest For A Love-Starved Girl by Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Programs Expand Schizophrenic Patients’ Role in Their Own Care

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Programs Expand Schizophrenic Patients’ Role in Their Own Care by Benedict Carey in The New York Times on December 28, 2015.

Frank was suicidal at 17. Two years later he attends college makes his own treatment decisions.
ELIZABETH D. HERMAN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

The Joys of Yiddish and the ‘Schlonged’ Debate

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Joys of Yiddish and the ‘Schlonged’ Debate by Deborah J. Levine on the Huffington Post website on December 28, 2015.

Guns and Mental Illness

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Guns and Mental Illness Letter to the Editor of the New YorK Times by Barry S. Anton and Susan H. McDaniel on December 28, 2015.

French Holocaust Records Exhibited for First Time in History

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: French Holocaust Records Exhibited for First Time in History: Police open archives on one of the most brazen collaborations between authorities and the Nazis during World War II: France’s biggest single deportation of French Jews by The Associated Press on the Ha’aretz website on July 18, 2012.

Documents coming from the Paris Police Prefecture showing lists of Jewish people registered during WWII, which are being presented at a exhition of French Holocaust archives in Paris, July 16, 2012. Credit: AP

Russ and Daughters Sisters–An Appetizing History

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Russ and Daughters Sisters–An Appetizing History By Erica Terry on the Space News website on June 4, 2014.

The Immeasurable Value of a Fake Diamond Ring

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Immeasurable Value of a Fake Diamond Ring: It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis By Jill Werman Harris on the Tablet website on May 19, 2015.

Bumek and Blimka. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

New Year, more new babies for China

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Year, more new babies for China by John Bacon in USA Today on December 27, 2015.

Chen Xiaoling poses with her son Xu Zhisheng at a park in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Chen, from Hebei province outside Beijing, wasn’t eligible for more than one child, but had a second, anyway. She had to pay a 40,000-yuan ($6,325) fine.(Photo: AP)

Movies Monday: Brooklyn

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Brooklyn on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Brooklyn Review by Glenn Kenny on the RogerEbertReviews website.

Click Here to Read: Brooklyn: A Personal Tale of Immigration: John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel Succeeds on the back of Saoirse Ronan’s stunning lead performance by David Sims on the Atlantic Monthly website on November 13, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Review: Resettling the Meaning of Home in ‘Brooklyn,’ With Saoirse Ronan By A. O. Scott in The New York Times on November 3, 2015. (more…)

The Lapwing’s Nest: On James Joyce

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Lapwing’s Nest: On James Joyce by Michael Kildea.

Trumbo and the Dynamics of Fear

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  TRUMBO and the Dynamics of Fear: It’s Ravages, It’s Ruins, & It’s Undoing by Sandra Cohen.

Available Now for PreOrder from IPBooks: Introduction to Child, Adolescent, and Adult Development: A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Students And Professionals by Ivan Sherick

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Preorder:  Introduction to Child, Adolescent, and Adult Development: A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Students And Professionals by Ivan Sherick. Your copy will be mailed in approximately 3 weeks.

Introduction to Child, Adolescent, and Adult Development: A Psychoanalytic Perspective for Students And Professionals” is about how the mind develops over the entire lifespan, from infancy to old age.  It explains psychoanalytic concepts in terms that make the concepts accessible and available to all. While the focus is on normal development over the lifespan, the book touches upon deviant development when such outcomes can be easily understood in the context of normality. Recommended readings are included at the end.

Ivan Sherick, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst trained to see people of all ages.  He is in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He was trained in child/adolescent psychoanalysis at The Hampstead Clinic in London, England, under Miss Anna Freud’s direction.  He later completed adult psychoanalytic training at The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.  He is a Supervising Child/Adolescent Analyst at The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.  Dr.Sherick is a supervisor of psychodynamic psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry, the University of Michigan.  He formerly supervised post-doctoral Psychology students in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Psychological Clinic of the University of Michigan.  He was the Child Developmental Director of Allen Creek Preschool in Ann Arbor, MI, a founding member school of the Alliance of Psychoanalytic Schools.

Interview with Leonard Nimoy

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Interview with Leonard Nimoy by the Wexler Oral History Project on the Yiddish Book Center website.

Click Here to Read: A Psychoanalytic/Sociological Analysis of the ‘Star Trek’ Original Pilot Episode: ‘The Cage’ by Frank Edgee on the RPG Review website on July 28, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness by Trevor C. Pederson on his Psychoanalysis blog on May 31, 2014.