106. The Circular Reasoning Trap in Psychiatric Diagnoses
Why descriptions, by definition, cannot be diagnostic.
During my sophomore year at Middlebury College, I took notoriously tricky course called Introduction to Modern Logic. An early requirement for philosophy majors (one of the many declarative detours I flirted with before landing on the equally useless History degree), it focused on good reasoning and the technical breakdown of arguments.
A basic example:
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