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Entries by Francis Levy from 12/2012

The Joseph Epstein Cult

| Posted 12.06.2012 | Books

Joseph Epstein's "The James cult" in the October 2012 The New Criterion is a terrific essay. He calls himself a Jacobite, a wonderful locution in and ...


| Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit was a seminal work in shaping thinking about consciousness and history. Steven Spielberg has created the cinematic equivalent of Hegel in Lincoln.

Polymathic Perversity

| Posted 12.19.2012 | Books

In his classic Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytic Meaning of History, Norman O. Brown glommed upon Freud's concept of polymorphous perversity to describe the rich palette of human instinct.

DSM-5 for Dummies

| Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

Even without having looked at the new DSM-5, here are some of new redefinitions that might run through the mind of a layperson who has followed some of the controversies surrounding diagnosis.