Normal adults recall poorly social feedback that refers to them, is negative, and pertains to core self-aspects. This phenomenon, dubbed the mnemic neglect effect, is equivalent to inhibitory repression. It is instigated under conditions of high self-threat, it implicates not-thinking during encoding, and it involves memories that are recoverable with such techniques as recognition accuracy.
A welcome addition to the “Facing Death Series” makes an important contribution to palliative care ethics. The contributors, from seven European countries, debate the tension created between viewing ethics as a way of giving answers to end of life issues and the practice and philosophy of palliative care contributing to the development of medical ethics—that is, ethics “in” and “of” palliative care.Philosophical discussion requires an historical perspective; the early part of the book addresses this by describing the work of the (...) “Pallium” project. This European collaboration of ethicists, clinicians, philosophers, and social scientists, explored and analysed conceptual and ethical and ethical issues in palliative care.The study describes the differing way in which palliative care …. (shrink)
This paper describes an innovative 2 weeks module for medical students facilitated by drama educators and a palliative medicine doctor. The module incorporates drama, end-of-life care, teamwork and reflective practice. The module contents, practical aspects of drama teaching and learning outcomes are discussed. Various themes emerged from a study of Harold Pinter's play, The Caretaker, which were relevant to clinical practice: silence, power, communication, uncertainty and unanswered questions. Drama teaching may be one way of enhancing students’ confidence, increasing self- awareness, (...) developing ethical thinking and fostering teamworking. (shrink)
An examination of the contemporary Italian movement associated with M. P. Sciacca, and the serious application of dialectical and phenomenological methods to unveil the structure of "intentionality" or "spirit." An appraisal of Sciacca together with a sample critique of Dante follows a competent summary of the prevailing positions.--D. B. B.
Il faut savoir gré à l'éditeur Gérard Monfort de poursuivre sa politique de traduction d'ouvrages étrangers d'histoire de l'art en publiant le livre de J.F. Hamburger, paru en 1997 aux Presses de l'Université de Californie, sous le titre Nuns as Artits. The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent. L'objet de ce livre passionnant et novateur, dont il faut souligner également la qualité de la traduction, est un ensemble rare, découvert fortuitement par l'auteur, de dessins coloriés, ..
There are cases of ineffable learning — i. e., cases where an agent learns something, but becomes certain of nothing that she can express — where it is rational to update by Jeffrey conditionalization. But there are likewise cases of ineffable learning where updating by Jeffrey conditionalization is irrational. In this paper, we first characterize a novel class of cases where it is irrational to update by Jeffrey conditionalization. Then we use the d-separation criterion to develop a (...) causal understanding of when and when not to Jeffrey conditionalize that bars updating by Jeffrey conditionalization in these cases. Finally, we reflect on how the possibility of so-called “unfaithful” causal systems bears on the normative force of the causal updating norm that we advocate. (shrink)
Journées d'études « Une pensée de la structure. À l'occasion du centenaire de la mort de Dilthey » Responsables : Christian Berner, Hölger Schmid et Edouard Jolly, organisées dans le cadre du réseau thématique international « Herméneutique, mythe et image ». Université de Lille 3, 15-16 septembre 2011. Programme Jeudi 15 septembre 2011 Histoire et structure 14h – 15h40 Président de séance : Christian Berner, Univ. Lille 3 Jeffrey BARASH, Université de Picardie, « Mémoire et théori...
On November 9, 2002, Richard Jeffrey died in Princeton at the age of 76. Jeffrey - Dick to all who knew him - was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, where he obtained his Ph. D. in 1957. After a long struggle against cancer, which allowed him extended periods of well-being, Dick had to surrender, but before the final defeat he was able to finish a book called Subjective Probability: the Real Thing, on the web at //www.princeton.edu/-bayesway/, (...) to be published by Cambridge University Press. This book, completed the day before Dick died, can be seen as his philosophical legacy, the point of arrival of the long intellectual journey he embarked on while studying under Rudolf Carnap in Chicago in the years 1946-51. (shrink)