Derealization and Existential Crisis – Getting better

I’ve promised to write a followup to my last article.  Since then couple of people have contacted me over email. Due to my disorganized nature, this won’t be exactly a standard text. Instead I’ll post my reply to a person who contacted me for advice. There will be something like a conclusion at the very bottom, after…

Weed-induced Derealization, Depersonalization, and Existential Crisis

This is my story of struggling with depersonalization and derealization, leading to an existential crisis. My particular case was drug-induced, but I believe it can happen after any kind of highly stressful event. In the next few days/weeks/months I’ll post a second article about how I overcame this. (Second article now up here) If you’d like…

Can We Justify Our Belief In The Testimony Of Others?

Introduction By examining both reductionism and credulism I will argue that if we have any justification to trust testimony, it is a reductionist one. In the first section I will describe reductionism and differentiate between two variants of this view. In the second section I will describe credulism and its irrationality (assuming that our goal is…