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Psychiatry – An evolving science

Psychiatrist and patient in counseling session Psychiatry generally sees itself as a branch of medicine specializing in the assessment, treatment, study and prevention of unhealthy psychological suffering. However, not everyone sees psychiatry in an entirely benign light. In a nutshell, … Continue reading


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Voltaire

Voltaire (1694-1778) was a psuedonym of French satirist François-Marie Arouet, regarded as the harbinger of the Enlightenment. His work Candide criticizes the philosopher Leibniz‘s view that God created the best of all possible worlds. Candide‘s character Dr. Pangloss is a … Continue reading


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J. B. Watson

J. B. Watson (John Broadus, 1878-1958 ) was an American psychologist who developed the work of the influential Russian, Ivan Pavlov. He established the school of Behaviorism. Watson’s work has been criticized by depth psychologists, writers and theologians, alike. But … Continue reading