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Jan 10, 2012               

Philosophical Dictionary updated (some)


I am still not feeling well, and only updated some in my Philosophical Dictionary. Here is one update of today (see: Recent additions) :

Bias: Inclination for or against a particular of several alternatives, usually without good evidence.

As defined, a bias need not be as strong as a prejudice and may be easier to admit by a person who has it. Also, one may be biased on moral, personal or emotional grounds, while allowing one is biased that way. Then again, many biases are unconscious, at least in the sense that those having them are not aware their judgments about what the facts are may be or are slanted by their biases.

There are quite a few more, but less visible, for I found quite a few titles had not been properly updated. This I did straighten out today, but the whole Philosophical Dictionary needs some straightening out and updating. But then, as usual, I do as I can, not as I want.

In case you're interested in propositional attitudes, Personal Perspectives may be interesting, though this item requires some formal reasoning also. Then again, the former of these, at least, also needs straightening out.

Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later. 


As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
1.  Anthony Komaroff Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)
3.  Hillary Johnson The Why
4.  Consensus of M.D.s Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5.  Eleanor Stein Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)
6.  William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7.  Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8.  Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
 Maarten Maartensz
ME in Amsterdam - surviving in Amsterdam with ME (Dutch)
 Maarten Maartensz Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Short descriptions of the above:                

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:

7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam/ with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.

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