Sunday, October 6, 2019

Daily Thoughts 10/06/2019

Pietro Bellotti - Diogenes.jpgPietro Bellotti, Diogenes, 17th Century

Daily Thoughts 10/06/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading The Disordered Mind What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel.  I found this to be a fascinating book because the author uses a mix of brain science and psychology to describe how the brain malfunctions in different ways.  He hopes to see a time when psychology becomes more scientific because it draws more on the science of how the brain works.

Eric R. Kandel describes many examples where peoples don't work because of accident or genetics and then describes how these problems illuminate human brain function.

This is a popular science book by an academic writer.  It is illustrated has an index, notes, and illustration credits.

I read some more of Philosophy a Graphic Guide.  I rather liked the brief comments on inductive and deductive reasoning as well as Occam's Razor.

Web Bits

As The Welfare State Decays Public Libraries Becomes Sites of Social Trauma

Long Lost Library Sculpture Returns to L.A. But the Mystery Continues

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