The Philosophical Project Concerning the Mental Health.

I recently submitted a paper to an academic journal.

It was denied. Bummer!

It uses, I might call, a three-stage, blind review board who reads and assess the papers, who then recommend the paper, yay or nay. They also provide comments as to why they rejected the paper, which I truly appreciated and take to heart.

I found these review comments interesting and an opportunity for growth in my writing, but also personal growth. I see these areas as connected, and after sitting with the comments behind the rejection, I found that they are more than connected. I found that they necessitate a sort of fidelity to the meaning of my paper that still makes me wonder about the method and ideals those involved with the sorting process hold.

I spent about a couple weeks rolling around the feedback from the journal and the various activities that were aroused in myself to it. I did not want to react in a knee-jerk; as a mental health practitioner, and growing writer, I know the value of process, of tuning into myself and allowing the natural reactions, mental, intellectual, physical, but also philosophical and spiritual, to do their things. The rising of unknown or unrecognizable forces within one’s Self often compel us to activity without reason, yet while informing the motion of our reason, albeit, without a full recognition of the irrational forces that are compelling us, that is, as though I have thought it out rationally. So, I wanted to let those waves roll as they would, watching them, thinking the thoughts, feeling the feelings, working through the methodological rebuttals and letting them go to let other ones comes up, the same, different, challenging, agreeing, random, etcetera.

TRUE PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCE and ITS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE REALITY of MENTAL ISSUE

The question that keeps coming up for me is the central question to Jean-Francois Lyotard’s The Differend; I paraphrase:

What justice might be had from a court who is not able to understand the case brought to them, not able to comprehend the evidence nor hear the argument?

The Differend. 1983

Now, the significance of my pervious post is that in this blog I will be moving past the strict conventional philosophical involvements, what I call real in the last post, to philosophy of mental health, what I associate with truth.

THE TRUTH is IN THERE

I do this because of the limitations that are exhibited in the attempt to engage philosophically at the level of truth on the general stage (see my posts, papers and books). Basically, there is no truth to be found ‘out there’. What is ‘out there’ is always real and negotiated as such. The truth of that situation is only found by not referring to ‘reality’ for substantial information about what is actually occurring, and this, thus, cannot be argued in the conventional domain. It must be sought within the domain of the Self. The effort of mental health thus falls into the issue of where I am seeking my Self.

Of course, this is not to suggest that one merely rely upon some ‘inner resource’ such as a ‘spirit’, or ‘mind’, or even ‘rationality’ as opposed or in contrast to what is ‘out there’ in the sense of an objective reality. It is these kinds of polemical and ideological mental postures that I say contributes to the mental issue as a matter for course. this is why it is possible to have such philosophical discourses that we find involving all sorts of psychological ideas, from Fromm, to Lacan, to Zizek. So I say that psychology is not dealing with problems outside of the problems it creates. But again; you can read my works about all that.

Interestingly, I recently read this paper which makes the distinction that I have noticed as well. Cedric Nathaniel, in his small book series, The Philosophical Hack, notices this difference in approach to what is occurring and claims philosophy to involvement. I feel that Maylynne contextualizes her ‘sage’ as what Nathaniel sees as ‘involvement’. Yet, in her proposal, philosophy is specifically oriented with ‘the socratic’, meaning, that it is based in (to paraphrase) a name of an activity specifically oriented ‘a rational questioning of the subject’.

I am writing a paper in response to hers which coincides with the new trajectory of my blog. I offer a big Thank You to Maylynne !

Her paper here.

PHILOSOPHY AND MENTAL HEALTH

I contend that most mental health issues arise because of the individual “missing” themselves. They do not understand what is happening to them and or they are unable to enact the person they think they are effectively. This disconnect in how a person understands themselves manifests as what we know as the ‘mental disorders’ but also just general mental issue.

This does not mean, however, that mental issues are caused by an intellectual farting, if you will, as though the person just needs to be corrected in how they are thinking, through a sort of cognitive formula. Of course, though, some people will be helped through applying a cognitive formula; we know this in the mental health field as cognitive skills. My discussion here is not about the semantic and pragmatic issues around any psychological intervention or theory. And again: you can look to my older posts and papers if you want to get a feeling about what is going on there.

MOVING FORWARD

This phase of my blog will be formed as a hub, of sorts, for papers and other media, to organize and grant an epistemological and philosophical structure that addresses mental health in a manner through which conventional philosophical approaches, underpinnings and manners of understanding mental health lack or otherwise avoid for the sake of psychological adherence and coherence.

I hope you will be down for the ride. Please link this blog to you own, and offer it to others as you might find similar or complementary interests in your travels.

The covert philosophy is now sound

Up from the ashes that had been scattered to the winds, the band that had a different name each show, giving its songs to the bands we now know so well -what once was covert is now sound.

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The shit has hit.

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Human Beings Act Too Late — Again

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—- Just as a philosophical tidbit:

Slavoj Zizek says that is the nature of the subject: it always acts to late.

This is the symptom of modernity, not a result.

Which goes to the question:

What does it mean that “we” will have no viable future?

We as in every last human being? Or, we as the assumption?

This is the modern subject: the one that is-knowing is knowing-after, the end a necessary aspect of what it is to know in this particular manner.

It is ironic because by the time the world “ends” human beings will have “forgotten” what it was that was ending. The modern subject is the always-already constituted in this state of crisis. It cannot be overcome because the overcoming is a result of the knowing, the critical moment of the receding signifier of problem. Culminating in a human centered cause of the problem is the natural course of the human being in this manner of knowing.

That means we are constituted in irony:

– We are alienated from any “macro” solution, and yet not to act yields the result by which we concluded there is nothing we can do.

– We must act. For the act confirms that we are responsible for the universe, albeit ironically.

As every cosmology: Thus is featured in subjectivity an atypical manner of knowing where the modern manner is merely incorrect as a manner to discern the matrix of problem-solution.

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Rp and Comment on if Can consciousness be simulated?

David Chalmers in his book: Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy, eventually gets around to addressing the 800-pound gorilla in …

Can consciousness be simulated?

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The Two Routes version of the problem:

Reality can only be encountered and negotiated. If reality arises beyond that scope, it merely verifies the truth of the initial statement of reality as what is happening.

consciousness arises as it does, having properties that appear in whatever manner that we deal with in what ever way we do, just as everything else also deals in the same way; that is, in the manner that it does.

However, this does not argue that it has no value, cannot be known as a means to get something else done, or is a moot point.

The Real question hudden within the question of consciousness has to do with what we can use it for.

Encasing the Real question is that true question, the question that spoils the party, and grabs people up to attend a different party. Most people at the party, though, will think that the party’s over and think that they have to go home. But in actuality there is another party that they’ve just missed. 

Because the whole discourse on consciousness is nothing different than having a discourse about television sets, atoms, computers, parties, or shirts, or even fashion or hearing aids. As we may want to know what a hearing aid is in its reality, what we are really asking is how we can use it to establish ourselves in the world as a known being; we are equating thus being with doing.

Im not going into all of the extended possibilities here, though.

This is also to say that such discussions about what consciousness is whether or not technology one day will be able to embody consciousness, is really interesting. Things that arise in reality are interesting; this is true.

This is why we can say that no one really cares about what it’s true because it’s not very interesting. And in general, if I’m in any sort of career that Hass to do with thinking about philosophical subjects, I’m probably not gonna be very interested in finding out the truth of what I’m doing and report on it. The simple reason is, once I begin to report upon what I’m doing, I’m probably not gonna end up making very much money from it or be able to pay my rent and have social credit. Because what I may be doing, is doing that is not only very interesting, but is very important.

In as much as I would have to talk about the interest that is involved in what I’m doing, I lose interest, credit, and this has to be very important and interesting because I wouldn’t be doing it unless it was.

Rout.

The key situation involved in the two routes has to do with a recognition of what is actually occurring. And this has to do with knowledge. It doesn’t really have to do with what I do when I go out with my friends at night. Or what I do to make a living. It has to do with the truth of the situation. Whether or not I get intoxicated from drinking beers and have fun with my friends is not as interesting about all the details about the truth that I went out last night and drank some beers and had fun.

So it is, the catch with reckoning epistemology to find out actually what is happening truthfully in our academic efforts, is that I’m not making an argument to say that there’s something wrong with the reality of the situation. I definitely Am not suggesting that we don’t deal with reality every day, or that we shouldn’t have to, or that we don’t have to because there’s another way to be.

Offense.

What really grates on peoples nerves is that if I say that there’s nothing wrong with the reality of the situation, it often tells people that I’m making an argument about what is true or false, and then they will tell me a bunch of things that’s really wrong with reality. Such as gangster dictators invading a country that they have no business in. 

😁. Of course they will. And inasmuch as their interests are very important they indicate that they are oriented in reality to find the truth of being.

Upon reckoning what is actually happening, though, our relationship with technology changes, And the question posed here, in the link, is changed at its root.

That’s all for now.

xxx

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