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The development of scientific knowledge is compared with the evolution of biological systems. Just as every biological system inevitably contains fossils our physics syllabus contains obsolete concepts and methods. It is argued that the potential for simplifying the teaching of science by eliminating these historical burden is high. Several examples for… (More)
Pictures of the energy density and the energy flow in distributions of incoherent light for various two-dimensional situations are shown and discussed. Rules are introduced that allow one to sketch and to interpret such pictures.
In this paper the author introduces a psychoanalytic concept: the face. This concept has two aspects: it is the particular form in which the subject's identity is revealed to him, and it also demonstrates how the analyst works in the sense of allowing the patient to discover who he is. For this purpose the author makes use of a Hindu legend, which he does… (More)
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The author discusses the risks confronting the training analysis when original theoretical production is lacking. In his view, little progress has been made since Freud's time in establishing a general science of the psyche based on Freud's interpretive method. What has been transmitted is stated to be not Freud's method of discovery but the knowledge… (More)