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Nikki Albert (nmalbert)

Joined 12 years ago from Canada

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    Hidden Invisible Disability

    5 years ago

    This poem is about having an invisible disability. Unseen but felt. Judged with stigma but not known.

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    Fear the Light

    5 years ago

    Poem about migraine photophobia.

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    Five Reasons to Get a Massage

    5 months ago

    When's the last time you had a massage? Massage therapy has benefits ranging from general relaxation to helping patients with chronic pain. I personally use massage for chronic pain, and the other benefits are just perks of the process.

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    Visual Snow: What is this neurological disorder all about?

    5 years ago

    Visual snow is a poorly understood neurological condition that can occur with people with migraines with or without auras as a persistent migraine aura or in people who have never had a migraine.

  • Ontology 101: Structure of Time

    Ontology 101: Structure of Time

    11 years ago

    Theories of time either claim that time is either Dynamic or Static. A dynamic theory of time claims that temporal passage is a real phenomena, an objective feature of reality independent of our perception. A static theory denies that temporal passage is an objective feature of the world. In this...

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    Migraines: A General Overview

    6 years ago

    Migraines are a neurological disease characterized generally by a unilateral headache, throbbing pain, of moderate to severe intensity that lasts from 4-72 hours. The pain of the migraine is a result of a process beginning with excited neural activity causing swelling of blood vassals on the...

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    Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

    5 years ago

    Rene Descarte (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French rationalist philosopher opposed to empiricism. Meditations on First Philosophy was written in 1641 and has the subtitle 'In which the existence of God and the immortality of the soul are demonstrated'. The work is composed of six...

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    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) and Migraines

    5 years ago

    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome was named after the Lewis Carrol book because Alice drinks a vial that makes her very big and one that makes her very small and it is just such visual distortions someone who has AIWS can experience.

  • Philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard

    Philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard

    11 years ago

    To be a human being to Kierkegaard is to write a story of oneself. Calling existence a story is very apt because a story also has a beginning, a middle and an end and because a story is also subjective. We use our imagination to realize out own story and the story helps us find our ground in...

  • Sigmund Freud on Dreams

    Sigmund Freud on Dreams

    5 years ago

    One way that Sigmund Freud explores facets of personality that are unconscious, is through dreams. Dreams can reveal to us, if interpreted, some of the eternal struggle represented in his theory on personality. Particularly it reveals some of the desires of the Id and the Ego’s struggle to resist...

  • The Mind-Body Distinction

    The Mind-Body Distinction

    11 years ago

    Are we composed of mind and body, or are we one and not the other? Idealism would suggest that there is just mind. Materialism would suggest there is just body. A combination of the two would be dualism.

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    Exploring Philosophy of Religion

    11 years ago

    To engage in philosophy of religion you must do so from both the emotional and the rational to grasp the truth of it. In the end religion is an experience that a person has within a faith or from a one- to-one relation with what they consider to be divine.

  • John Duns Scotus on Time

    John Duns Scotus on Time

    11 years ago

    Like William of Ockham, Duns Scotus does not believe in absolute time, that is, a sense of time outside of objects in motion.

  • Old Style Witch Burning

    Old Style Witch Burning

    4 years ago

    Photo Bucket I was just beginning to wake up, or resurface from unconsciousness, enough to feel the ache in the back of my skull. Enough to recall that I had been minding my own business when someone had cracked me over the head. Well,...

  • Kalam Cosmology and the Infinite

    Kalam Cosmology and the Infinite

    11 years ago

    In Medieval times the argument that the world was eternal was focused on demonstrating that an actual temporal infinity was possible. On the other hand Creationists offered the basic arguments why the concept of an infinite past was absurd. Their argument was based on these facts: a) the infinite...

  • Ontology 101: Appearance vs Reality

    Ontology 101: Appearance vs Reality

    11 years ago

    Perhaps one the most fundamental area of philosophy is Ontology as it is theorizing about reality and being. What is reality and what is merely appearance? What is abstract and what is concrete? Is reality what we see with our senses or is real the quantum reality we cannot see at all? Is the mind...

  • Heidegger on Technology

    Heidegger on Technology

    11 years ago

    Heidegger views technology, or techne, as ways we interact with our world and how we are in relation to our Being-in-the-world. Being is equal to time, such that, Being is in fact the unfolding of time. A way of revealing and concealing of Being; a way of Becoming. We cannot rationally disect how...

  • Commentary on Zeno’s Paradoxes

    Commentary on Zeno’s Paradoxes

    11 years ago

    Zeno sets out a group of paradoxes devised to support Parmenides’ theory that ‘all is one’ unchangeable reality. If reality is really one rather than many, then the belief that things are separate and distinct is merely an illusion, likewise, change and motion are also merely part of that illusion....

  • William Ockham on Time

    William Ockham on Time

    11 years ago

    Medieval philosophers often thought of time as relative to motion. Even today we may wonder why we need to postulate time as a dimension, time as anything more than a measure of motion and change. Time for William Ockham is a measure of the duration of motion. It is worthwhile to note that Ockham...

  • John Scotus Eriugena on God

    John Scotus Eriugena on God

    11 years ago

    According to John Scotus Eriugena god is no-thing. He is beyond Being and Non-being, and he has no essence. Therefore, he is nothing and beyond any definition that we create. The reason he cannot be seen by various contrasting categories such as Good vs. Evil is because god is unified and has no...

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    The Empiricist John Locke

    5 years ago

    John Locke (1632-1704) was an empiricist, and so, he relied on observable date to understand the world. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding he outlines how humans learn and develop. We are born as blank slates and all our experiences are added to that slate, without the need for innate...

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    Phenomenology: Heidegger & Husserl

    5 years ago

    Phenomenology is a method used by Husserl and then his student Heidegger to carry out philosophy. Husserl, like Rene Descartes, thinks we need to start philosophy from a firm foundation without presuppositions; from there we can gain universal knowledge. Husserl is focused on epistemology....

  • Is Jean Paul Sartre's Good Faith Attainable?

    Is Jean Paul Sartre's Good Faith Attainable?

    11 years ago

    Is Jean-Paul Sartre’s Good Faith possible to achieve? Perhaps it is that we can glimpse Good Faith but once you are in it, become aware you are in it, you will fall out of it. Since it takes a continuous effort to achieve and one must avoid the pitfalls of bad faith, it might be the constant effort...

  • Thin Particulars and Temporal Parts

    Thin Particulars and Temporal Parts

    11 years ago

    D.M. Armstrong in A World of States of Affairs postulates the existence of fundamental particulars for many reasons, including to have something to instantiate universals. The problem is that the bare particular cannot exist by itself. We cannot know particulars without their properties. Although,...

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    How to Live With an Invisible Disability

    11 years ago

    Living with an invisible disability involves an ever evolving coping process. It involves dealing with guilt, depression, fustration, anxiety and anger. Because it is invisible to others means it can be doubted by others, leading those who suffer to do so in silence. They feel they will be...


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