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My first posting on–Lo, those many seven years ago. In truth I am now only 63.3% sure of the things that I am most sure about.

The Solipsist

On Prozac, Sisyphus might well push the boulder back up the mountain with more enthusiasm and more creativity. I do not want to deny the benefits of psychoactive medication. I just want to point out that Sisyphus is not a patient with a mental-health problem. To see him as a patient with a mental-health problem is to ignore certain larger aspects of his predicament connected to boulders, mountains, and eternity.

Carl Elliott

I admit to having become of fan of Carl Elliott. He is
a professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Departments of
Pediatrics and Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. I believe
this passage is taken from his book White Coat, Black Hat: Adventureson the Dark Side of Medicine. Maybe not. Professor Elliott’s ego is
kept under control by his younger brother who trails him around on
the internet and makes fun of him.

Long before…

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