Hi there, and welcome to what is destined to become your new favourite blog. Unless, of course, you're not very cool. In which case, you probably won't like it very much.
My name is Lance.
I'm a Philosophy major using a philosopher's toolbox to investigate philosophy (that's so meta), politics, literature, nutrition & fitness, education, psychology, sociology, history, science, religion, technology, the general human condition, and more.
Activities that I enjoy include making bad jokes, playing chess, go, & other strategy games, solving puzzles, cooking, eating food drenched in hot sauce, exercising, reading, writing, socializing, taking long walks, and generally striving towards self-improvement and living a fulfilling, virtuous, happy life.
A thoughtful counter-argument is always more appealing to me than unthinking agreement.
soredemonao said: Great post. *but to say that to you is redundant I think?
I agree with your compliment. My posts are always of the utmost quality.
So I’m taking an abnormal psychology class over summer. Bought the proper textbook, which, by the way, has a pretty nice cover considering the topic:
In addition, my project for the class is based on exploring generalized anxiety disorder through the cognitive perspective, so I bought a few books to help with that:
I didn’t realize this until after I took the photo, but two appear to have the same title when viewed from the side. The black one has the subtitle “Science and Practice” and the purple one “A Practice Manual and Conceptual Guide.”
Because I’m studying psychology, I figured it’s about time I get my hands on the DSM-5:
Since I bought the DSM-5, buying its counterpart based in positive qualities rather than negative, the CSV seemed like a logical step:
And, lastly, since I’m buying psych books, why not buy “Irreducible Mind,” which is a book that seeks to analyze modern psychology from a dualist perspective on the mind-body problem, since I’ve been wanting to read that for ages and it fits into the subject matter:
I feel like I might have overdone it a bit.
Books are pretty much the one thing I still allow myself to splurge on—for a while, I did so on gym equipment, but that’s all set up now—maybe I should try to have better spending habits there?
I suppose as long as I properly make use of the books I purchase, I’m not inclined to scold myself for it.
I don’t know. Why am I talking about this as if people care about what I spend money on?