November 9, 2010


ME + me: More comments on Wittgenstein - 4

I continue being not well, and otherwise also as before, so I cannot do much.

However, I did make some more comments on Wittgenstein, and I have now mostly commented the thesis under 4..

Yes, you saw that well: Today I uploaded all the propositions under 4.. though I did only get the first part of the comments to these uploaded.

I will today forego giving a long quotation from a comment, if only because you can find one yesterday, and it is quite good.

Note the Tractatus + comments are now in a new set of directories called Tractatus. It's this that I hope to continue, and eventually to delete the old one.                

P.S. And since I think I have done enough for today, I refer you you to 4.. if you want to read more of what I wrote today.

Also, I should say again that all of my edition of and comments on the Tractatus are in a state of flux, and will be for the time being. I have to do the work in this way or not at all, but will say at this place if and when I have finished my edition and comments, which I indeed much hope to do this year and indeed this month, but cannot guarantee in any way, what with ME.

And in case you worry all this abstruse philosophy might bring down the number of visitors to my site: On the contrary, at least for all of this month so far, although this may be a fluke.

P.P.S. It may be I have to stop Nederlog for a while. The reason is that I am physically not well at all. I don't know yet, but if there is no Nederlog, now you know the reason.

As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

6. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7. Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)

Short descriptions:

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
   "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
     insufficient evidence
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.

    "Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
     - (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound") 

    "It was from this time that I developed my way of judging the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
     - (Jung Chang)


See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources

Maarten Maartensz

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