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EXORCISE YOUR BRAIN

J.J. KERR

 

Paperback 6" x 9" 130 pages ISBN 978-0-244-93391-3   Published November 2017

HELP APPLIED SURREALISM PRECIPITATE
THE COGNITIVE IMMUNOLOGY PARADIGM SHIFT
AND EXPAND YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS

We live in difficult times and many of our problems are of our own making. This is particularly so in the case of the effects of the current controversy over how we should understand the immune system.

The structure of our higher education system compounds the problem. Disentangling expertise from elitism and the conflicts of status that inevitably attach to it in the assessment of learning becomes so time consuming we never seem to discover what, if anything, ultimately makes knowledge reliable.

J.J. Kerr stands back from the academic fray and points out some of the oddities haunting physiological and psychological research as a result of the surreal situations that regularly occur in the hazy boundaries between science and philosophy. Readers are encouraged to use the thinking that inspires surrealism to assess the plausibility of the academic narratives developed by both scientists and philosophers to explain the incoherence of their separate approach to producing results.

 

J.J. Kerr studied philosophy under Theory of Mind innovator, Adam Morton, at Bristol University after a previous career as a jobbing industrial translator gave him an intense interest in the natural origins of language, words and meaning and science's apparent inability to explain them. Following a hunch that first-hand experience of English language philosophy might uncover the source of the elitist cultural attitudes currently protecting science from scepticism on such matters, he took the option of early retirement in order to investigate. The postgraduate level course he took at Bristol revealed the restrictive teaching practices described in this book. It also spotlights how these contribute to the more pervasive elitism in society at large, preserving the status based divisions of our cities and countryside. Framing the mind set which keeps these social factors in place is a carefully nurtured philosophical mystery, the iconic symbolism of the mind/body problem and the as yet unsolved conundrum of the workings of the brain. The culture of this delusion is further fixed in aspic by the related repression of an alternative physiologically based psychology known as the 'cognitive immunology paradigm' with the whole regime held in place by the fear of the loss of tenure expulsion from the community entails.

 

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