M C Adams

Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (6 of 11)
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Odds & Sods ~ The Who
Odds & Sods ~ The Who
all who fans should have this. indispensible, even if you have the vinyl version Who outakes are sometimes more interesting hat the 'proper' versions
The Case for Working with Your Hands: Or Why Offic&hellip by Matthew B. Crawford
This is an easy book to misunderstand, from its wacky three part title, to its folksy language. It also talks about elements of US culture that mean little to a UK audience, like `shop-craft'. Shop-craft is explained in a special preface for UK readers as, `training in things like woodworking, automobile repair, and metal fabrication...that was once a standard part of the school curriculum but is less so now'. It is declining in UK education too, as are the possibilities for genuine physics, chemistry and biology experiments. And sports. There is a lot of detail of motorcycle mechanics which has led it to be compared to Robert Pirsig's unique (1974) book and also misguidedly to be… Read more
Narcissism: A New Theory by Neville Symington
Narcissism: A New Theory by Neville Symington
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Symington's position is that
1. rather than narcissism being caused by environmental deficit, it is the result of a choice being made to turn away from the other. And as it is a choice it can be unmade.
2. the internal sense of the `life-giver' is dependent on stable predictable relationships with care givers in the outside world.
It is these 2, but mainly the first, that enables Symington to assert that his is an existential theory.

The question is, just because Symingtons thesis involves choice and relationality, does this make it existential?

1. In spite of talking about `choice' his is not an existential theory because it is thoroughly embedded… Read more