Author Archives: amelia daly

help with autism

Good morning!  I meant to ask how many others in class are in close contact with someone with autism spectrum disorder.  As I mentioned in class, I have a sister who is an ABA therapist.  Our nephew is autistic, and … Continue reading

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Curious Case

I read this book in one sitting. This took on the coming of age format perfectly.  Christopher is so innocent in his observations.  But I should call them recordings, because while he observes everything, he does not intuit anything.  So … Continue reading


Daniel Dennett

I was reviewing notes and saw that last week, we ended class considering an idea of Dennett’s.  I believe it had something to do with questioning the need for intelligence and/or language for consciousness, or language for intelligence?  I just … Continue reading


Free Will, personal experience and other thoughts evoked by Hustvedt

This reading brought so much to the tip of my tongue “which indicate that half-remembered underground.” (88)  In 2008? I had a very strange experience.  I had all of these strange pains all day.  As they increased in intensity, so … Continue reading

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What happens when you read Hustvedt

You want to do more research. Check out this article… Mice Lose Fear Of Cats Permanently After Infection With Toxoplasma Gondii Parasite  | By Eliot Barford Posted: 09/19/2013 8:29 am EDT Updated: 09/19/2013 8:40 am EDT  

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Subjectivity as a tool for survival

I walked past one of those book vendors you see all over in the Village.  Most of the time I look at those tables of books and wonder how those guys make any money at all.  I always am hoping … Continue reading


Amelia’s “Thinks” bubble says…

she has seen this one before.  I wanted this to read as Tender is the Night, but it fell a bit flat. “But to be included in Dick Diver’s world for a while was a remarkable experience:  people believed he … Continue reading