Complexity Theory and Health: Viruses, Bat Attractors, Tractors, Cannibalism and Mad Cows

Written in 1999 as Chapter 3. Complexity and Human Health: Across the Health Hierarchy Nick Higginbotham, Glenn Albrecht, Linda Connor (2001) Health Social Science: A Complexity and Transdisciplinary Perspective. Oxford University Press. Draft 8/8/99           (Glenn Albrecht) CHAPTER 3  THEORIES OF COMPLEXITY 3.1.  Complexity theory: Ideas that transcend disciplines Once we understand that human health is … Continue reading Complexity Theory and Health: Viruses, Bat Attractors, Tractors, Cannibalism and Mad Cows

The Psychoterratic and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  Covavoid = the intense desire for body and social distancing due to the virus Covastalgia = the profound melancholia and grief caused by the awareness that this is an inescapable pandemic Covadread = fear of a future that still contains the potentially deadly virus Covangst = the fear and anxiety that you or your … Continue reading The Psychoterratic and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Global Dread

Global Dread The experiences of angst, dread, nausea and despair are commonly associated with the writings of the existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard wrote The Concept of Dread in 1844, but it was published in English in 1944. Kierkegaard’s dread was prompted by the tension created in human affairs by “original sin”, … Continue reading Global Dread