Posts tagged with the category Jeannine A. Davies
An Experience in Relational Dharma
It was some years ago, while in my late 20s, that I began therapy and an apprenticeship of sorts with an admired existential psychotherapist. I was intrigued to work with him because of his training and life-long friendship with the controversial and pioneering Scottish psychiatrist, R. D. Laing. As a student of consciousness and existential...
Moving From Cultural Relativism to Cross-Cultural Values
Where does identity come from? Are you a product of your culture, or are you an independent moral agent?
There is a constant tension in the world between the concept of “culture” and the concept of “universal human rights.” How can both be respected when they conflict?
The authors of a forthcoming paper in the journal Neuroquantology argue that...
Relating Existentialism to Dharma to Help Traumatic Stress
If we accept an existential perspective, we probably also accept the premise that reality is subjective--that everything we perceive comes through the lenses of our experiences and senses, rather than as some ideal Platonic forms.
In a new essay now available to the New Existentialists' library, Daniel B. Pitchford and Jeannine A. Davies...