Self-psychology and Art

In the second and third week of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, we delved into self-psychology in terms of history, ethics, modern culture, and diversity. We read Kohut’s application of self-psychology within the national context, specifically Nazi Germany, along with Riker’s application of self-psychology to the whole of European culture between 17th and 19th century. It was […]

Introduction to Psychoanalysis and Applications to me

In the first two days of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis with Professor John Riker, we explored what psychoanalysis is, its historical roots, and its significance within today’s context. Our assignment was to summarize the night’s reading, as well as respond with personal reflections. In my reflections, I discovered that I previously misunderstood psychoanalysis because I falsely […]

Oh No

My 7th block was canceled a few months ago because the professor is directing the epic stage masterpiece Angels in America: Millennium Approaches instead, so I decided this would be a good time to get my Q credit out of the way. (The Q stands for Quantitative Reasoning, by the way, and it’s difficult to get one […]

Ecological Restoration Week 1

Well, the first week of Ecological Restoration just ended! We have two professors, Marion Hourdequin, a philosophy professor from Colorado College, and David Havlick, her husband, a geography professor from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  We’ve already read a lot of material, from ecological articles trying to pin down a technical definition of “ecological […]

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