More Hazlitt - 5 (Hartley and Helvetius)
"A good book is the
blood of a master-spirit"
Yesterday I uploaded the first part of
An Essay on the Principles of Human Action; today I
uploaded my first html-edition of his
Remarks on the
Systems of Hartley and Helvetius that is effectively the second half
of the former book, at least in its original edition of 1805.
There were yesterday very few downloads
- which does not amaze me, if only because Hazlitt is the best English
essayist I know: Yes, better than Francis Bacon, better than dr.
Johnson, better than Orwell, so it is not very odd if he is
rarely read (as are the others, for the same reason ()).
Anyway... I did something I wanted to
do and that I think worth doing, even if it is for the very few, and I
hope to write my own comments to these texts, while I also must go
through at least one more round of corrections of both items.
P.S. Corrections, if any are necessary, have to
be made later.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
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
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter
of one's beliefs:
is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
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. "
ME -Documentation and
ME - Resources
Maarten Maartensz (M.A. psy, B.A. phi)
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