Published in the Sydney Morning Herald, 22nd February 2016: Baby Asha Decision Sets Risky Precedent. Excerpt: “The problem here is the irrationality of empathy: the imaginative capacity to place ourselves in another’s situation. As psychologist Paul Bloom has said: “If you want to be good and do good, empathy is a poor guide”. Empathy favours an individual…
Tag: Mental Health
Video: “Psychotherapy & The Self Illusion”, RANZCP Philosophy of Psychiatry Seminar, 2015.
Recorded at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Philosophy & Ethics of Psychiatry Seminar, Royal Brisbane Hospital, 10th October 2015.
Video: “Free Will versus Psychiatry”, RANZCP Congress 2015
Recorded at the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatry Congress 2015, 05/05/2015, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Irrational Fear of ‘Patient’
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” When Juliet Capulet spoke these famous lines to Romeo Montague, she attempted to convey that a name is an artificial convention; She loved the person called Montague, not the Montague name or family. Despite this, Romeo attempted to…
Free Will versus Psychiatry
The following video was recorded at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Philosophy & Ethics of Psychiatry Seminar, 27th September 2014.