I am profoundly ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Anyone who is familiar with psychology will know that ADD presents itself in a multiplicity of ways, and that not every person with ADD fits into the generally assumed hyperactive/no attention span/unable to concentrate format. While these symptoms are present in me, the most common way that my ADD presents is as a shifting focus. I move through phases in which I am only interested in watching anime, or crime dramas, or reading fantasy, or reading philosophy, etc. Lately I’ve been in the mood to read philosophy and theology. Another way the my ADD presents is that I get easily bored – which means that I can’t sit down and read one book for hours. Instead, I read four or five books at a time. So, lately I’ve been reading a number of medieval theological texts (one of which I have recently reviewed).
I say all of this because my thoughts tend to follow the same patterns. When I’m interested in watching anime/tv, I’m thinking about filmography. When I’m interested in reading fantasy, I’m thinking about writing – characters, plots, etc. When I’m interested in reading philosophy then I’m generally thinking about philosophical issues. So, I wanted to take a moment to inform everyone that several of my upcoming blog posts are going to address philosophical issues, and especially the nature and importance of critical thinking (although I do have a few things to cover first).
Some of my upcoming topics (mostly on Sundays) are going to include (in no particular order):
The Problem of Pleasure
The Importance of Critical Thinking
Critical Reasoning in Academics
Critical Reasoning in Life
Why to Raise a Critical Child
I hope that you will all enjoy these philosophical posts, and that you will forgive me if you don’t, and continue to read the posts on writing present through the rest of the week.