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Hello. I read a lot of philosophy, but am more interested in applying methods of thinking to actual life; an interest in psychology, art, literature, politics and 'mental health' point towards proposed 'content'. I don't like systems or metaphysical theories of everything. I don't like borders, edges, classifications and the separation of 'bodies of knowledge'. One near exception to this is that I do tend to separate out an 'area' for psychology and philosophy as where these apparently separate entities assume other than a superficial acquaintance the 'area' reveals itself as an epistemological quagmire.

I'm as likely to bring in Wallace Stevens as Wittgenstein, and Deleuze more than Plato. Most certainly I'll be contrary, contradictory, inconsistent, doubling back, and discovering what I mean when I have written, if even then.

I'm not setting out to be obscure, just setting out. It'll be easier next time. I do like the idea of wandering where thoughts lead, and so often they're led by conversation, meetings, chance. The sense of time changes utterly when there's no goal to reach, when wandering around is all.


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Thanks for the introduction. I'll be interested to read more about the "epistemological quagmire" you mention.

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Welcome to TGL, Finis Terre :) I too share your affinity for Deleuze, and look forward to your posts/blogs.

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Thank you for welcome. Three short rhyming words - mad, bad, sad - may suggest the quagmire. I think more colloquially we talk of the sense of 'walking on treacle'. Issues in pyschology/psychiatry are often philosophical issues and in seeking autonomy for the former as disciplines, categories etc. the taxonomies and concepts they develop are sucked into the marsh time after time. The ever-increasing classifications in each edition of the DSM, the psychiatrists' "bible", exemplify a particular, usually unstated, belief that a human can be classified into functional or dysfunctional typologies; immediately, the question of what a "human" is, the conceptual difficulties associated with analysing feelings and emotions and the ideology of psychiatric practice may spring to mind. At another level, the actual direct intervention of philosophy into psychotherapy - most popularly "existential therapy" - raises important questions. Then the usual stuff associated with consciousness, being and becoming, happiness, ontological issues etc. I'll finis terre!

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I love all kinda of philosophy and thinking.. I'm curious to know your thoughts on psychology, art, literature ect. Maybe you could teach me something? Thanks! Btw Nice to meet you (kinda)

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