Blog entries by alex3619

Part One Change all the labels you want, those who want to misuse the terms will continue doing so. Those who promote the idea we have a...
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WARNING: Philosophy Alert! The New Inquisition? Meet Monty Python. Are you a witch? We will tie your hands and feet then throw you in the...
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Philosophy of M.E.: If not Conspiracy, then What? Part One: Verificationism WARNING: Philosophy Alert! This is esoteric. It has points I am...
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WARNING: Philosophy Alert! I intend to write a series of blogs giving the flavour of one line of argument in the book I am writing, though I...
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Continuing my review of Ghaemi's The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model This is the final and most disappointing section of the book. I...
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(Part Two of My Review of the book by Ghaemi.) This section of the book is a lot less clear and less focussed. There is no transparent way to...
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PS I have said this before but I think it is worth repeating: if we have a psychosomatic illness because a physical illness cannot be objectively...
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This is a detour from my three-quarter written blog on another aspect of philosophy of science - but not much of a detour. It still addresses a...
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I am posting this as a blog as I intend to use it to launch a series of blogs detailing a range of related issues. This is in preparation for my...
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There is a blog entry describing the impact of the slashes to social support for the disabled in the UK...
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Some time ago I made a series of complaints about failed postal service to my address. Most of these were rejected, but now I received a reply...
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There have been many models of ME and CFS over the years. There are a number of issues that seem underemphasised that I wish to make explicit...
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I have in mind a horror story. Imagine a world in which an insidious disease creeps through the population. It defies conventional medical...
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None of these are original. Somebody else has said them all. They are heuristics, rules of thumb, which means they are only guides not laws set in...
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For those of you who have been following anciendaze's blogs on Moral Hazards, or who have an interest in systems theory, most of the issues on...
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The biopsychosocial movement is indeed under serious attack regarding CFS and ME - not from patients as sometimes claimed, but from advances in...
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Many of the old pagan and shamanistic religions recognize the existence of spirits. Spirits can't be seen, but they can be sensed. Every tree and...
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I was thinking about the mind-body problem, and then came across this piece on thinking yourself ill...
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