February 28, 2011


More Wittgenstein

And now for something... as ended provisionally here: About and around Wittgenstein. If you are at all interested in the subject, you shouldn't miss the links given there. Some - 'Wittgenstein’s Ph.D. Viva – a Re-Creation’ - are quite funny, and informed.

The cognoscenti enjoy and have a frabjous day. Others may just care to know that the

has been reviewed, renewed, vamped up and improved.

I kid you not, and may come to write more about this, as I do want to - more or less, as well as possible, in the circumstances, and so on - finish a tolerable edition + my comments on the Tractatus.

If I can, but I am trying...

And the beginning is there, in the Wittgenstein link and is a lot better than was.

P.S. If I feel well enough I may write here about more than Wittgenstein, but that is not a promise (and if less well not, or not at all: time will show). Also, I can't promise to finish it this time and may have to stop again, but that is progress too - intermittently, and with difficulties, but forward, even with an end in view, as formulated above.

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 uponinsufficient 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 (M.A. psy, B.A. phi)

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