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Philosophy Thursday: Denis Diderot

Posted January 8th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Philosophy Thursday

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Click Here to Read: Denis Diderot on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Denis Diderot (1713—1784) on the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Click Here to Read: Denis Diderot and Science by Charles T. Wolfe on the Conversation website on October 5, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  Diderot effect on the Wikipedia website.

Click Here to Read:  Other posts on Philosophy Thursday on this website.

Writer’s Wednesday: Virginia Woolf

Posted January 7th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Writers Wednesday

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Click Here to Read: Virginia Woolf on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  The Unsaid: the Silence of Virginia Woolf By Hisham Matar in The Yorker on November 10, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf ebook on the Adelaide.edu website.

Click Here to Read:  Virginia Woolf meets Sigmund Freud on the Charleston website, Canvas Issue 18.

Click Here to Read:  Virginia Woolf and Psychology By Krista Chouinard on the Psychoanalysis and Modern Culture website. Read the rest of this post »

21st Annual Upstream Gallery Juried Small Works Show

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

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JURIED SMALL WORKS SHOW
Jan. 8-Jan. 25, 2015
Reception Jan. 11, 2-5 PM

Upstream Gallery
8 Main St
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
914-674-8548
www.upstreamgallery.com

The Helix Center Winter 2015 Roundtables

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, Music

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The Helix Center Winter 2015 Roundtables.

A Mutual Enlargement of Understanding

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: A Mutual Enlargement of Understanding by David Walsh on the Voegelin View website on February 11, 2011.

This essay is taken from Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition, edited by Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire (University of Missouri Press, 2011) and appears here in four parts.

Click Here to Read: Heidegger: Thinking of Being on this website. Read the rest of this post »

New Books in Psychoanalysis for the week on January 6, 2015

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  New Books in Psychoanalysis for the week on January 6, 2015.

Inner Conflict in Freudian Theory

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: An excerpt from a chapter by Morris Eagle, entitled “Inner Conflict in Freudian Theory”, from the forthcoming book Psychoanalysis and Conflict: A Critical Reassessment edited by Morris Eagle, Chris Christian, and David Wolitzky in the Division/Review Journal on June 5, 2015.

Rakhmiel Peltz Appointed YIVO’s Inaugural Atran Visiting Professor of Yiddish Language and Linguistics

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements, Books

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Rakhmiel Peltz Appointed YIVO’s Inaugural Atran Visiting Professor of Yiddish Language and Linguistics

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz as the inaugural Atran Visiting Professor of Yiddish Language and Linguistics.

Dr. Peltz, a specialist in the social history of Yiddish language and culture, is the Read the rest of this post »

The Pleasures and Perils of Fighting Among Ourselves

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books, General News

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Click Here to Read: The Pleasures and Perils of Fighting Among Ourselves: A polarized group becomes less effective as its members become more certain By Susan Kolod, Ph.D on the Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action blog on the Psychology Today blogs on January 4, 2015.

Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read: Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?: New research shows differences in the brains of kids who show excessive guilty behavior, which may put them at risk for a host of mood disorders later in life by Jenny Chen on The Atlantic website on January 5, 2015.

Meet the Enemy: It Is Us: On owning your aggression

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Meet the Enemy: It Is Us: On owning your aggression  by Molly S. Castelloe, Ph.D. on her The We In Me blog on the Psychology Today blogs on January 5, 2015.

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Carl Sagan on Science and Spirituality

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: Carl Sagan on Science and Spirituality by Maria Popova on the Brain Picking Website.

Shrinks, mass murder, suicide, EHR from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

As I struggle with the question of why a doctor would not report a patient who is a danger to himself and others to the authorities and a few other questions regarding individuals who get framed, arrested and convicted of crimes they did not commit, as well as with questions about political decisions domestic and international, questions of why are the humanities not important to study anymore, etc., I am reminded of the fact that we live in an unfair and imperfect world, that society does not ask us for our opinion and that if we want to make an impact we need to “speak up”! The international psychoanalytic website does just that, and gives you an opportunity to “speak up” for yourself and make a difference, so please write your comments this week as you read.

I will list my favorites followed by the table of contents as usual.

My choices are as follows:

1) though very long, the article about Lonni Sue Johnson, an artist with a profound amnesia is intriguing and raises questions about how personality relates to memory, if indeed it does. Read the rest of this post »

Movie Monday: Orson Welles, The Trial

Posted January 5th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies, Movies Monday

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Click Here to Read: The Trial (1962 film) on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Orson Welles’ ‘The Trial’ Is a Study in Transcendental Sociology
By Andrew Grossman on the PopMatters website on November 7, 2013.

Click Here to Read: The Trial to air on TMC on February 19, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Click Here to View: Watch The Trial (1962), Orson Welles’ Worst or Best Film, Adapted From Kafka’s Classic Work in Film on the Open Culture website on January 10th, 2014. Read the rest of this post »

Life in modern Tokyo, and life during the two world wars: Kabukicho Love Hotel, Tsili and Theeb

Posted January 5th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read: Life in modern Tokyo, and life during the two world wars: Kabukicho Love Hotel, Tsili and Theeb By John Watanabe on the World Socialist Web Site on January 5, 2015.

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A Godless Jewish Humanist

Posted January 5th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  A Godless Jewish Humanist: A Review of The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love’s Prophet by Lawrence J. Friedman Reviewed By Dinah M. Mendes on the Tablet Website on Jnuary 4, 2015.

Doctor, Shut Up and Listen

Posted January 5th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Doctor, Shut Up and Listen By Nirmal Joshi in The New York Times on January 4, 2015.

Péter Forgács’ Memory Art Brings Phantoms of Eastern Europe to Light

Posted January 5th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read:  Péter Forgács’ Memory Art Brings Phantoms of Eastern Europe to Light  ‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film By J. Hoberman on the Tablet Website on November 20, 2014.

Still from a Polish home movie, c. 1920s-1930s. (Photo courtesy of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York.)

Psychoanalytic Standards: Highest or Good Enough by Lee Jaffe

Posted January 5th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

Psychoanalytic Standards: Highest or Good Enough

There is disagreement amongst psychoanalysts about the aspirations that we should strive for in recruiting candidates, graduating analysts, and appointing training analysts. Some believe we should strive for excellence and the HIGHEST STANDARDS, while others believe we should strive for GOOD ENOUGH STANDARDS. I regretfully think, for several reasons, that striving for the HIGHEST standards is a fatally flawed goal –and know that I make these comments as a Training Analyst and Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Board of Professional Standards–thus, someone who has supposedly met the HIGHEST standards: Read the rest of this post »

Poetry Monday: Gigi Marks

Posted January 5th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Poetry

POETRY MONDAY: January 4, 2015

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Gigi Marks

Welcome back, everyone, and Happy New Year!

We have some lovely new poems for you this morning.

Gigi Marks lives in Ithaca, New York.  Formerly a professor at Ithaca College, she now works with a range of people, aged 8 to 90 plus, who would like to develop their writing “with craft and authenticity.” Her other interests, she tells us, “are more home-based, with a family who all help to raise gardens, bees, sheep, a couple of goats, and a variety of small mammals.”

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