Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. United States
Donald Mender, M. D., F. A. P. A., is currently a faculty co-sponsor of the Yale Philosophy and Psychiatry Group. He served in the past as an Executive Council member of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) and founded the AAPP's New York City Chapter. He has also served as the original organizer of the initiative on Quantum Paradigms of Psychopathology (QPP), as the first corresponding secretary of QPP's Scientific Program Committee, and as the first QPP section editor of the NeuroQuantology Journal. Dr. Mender has published numerous works related to quantum neurodynamics with a recent focus on potential psychiatric applications.
Modes of Dissipation: The Green Episteme and Its Not-So-Green Psychopathologies
A forward looking alternative to the major past and present Western paradigms of psychological normativity and abnormality is outlined. This novel perspective is linked to the emerging moral power of “green” environmentalism and the immanent life and death struggle to reverse humanity’s fouling of the biosphere. An argument is advanced that such a conceptual re-framing of psychopathology requires foundational recourse both to Penrose’s theory of consciousness as wave function collapse and to a refinement of the anthropic principle. Implications for a possible future “geometric” taxonomy of mental illness are suggested.
alienated labor; anthropic principle; episteme; green energy; heat bath; lensing; many worlds ontology; negentropy; psychopathology; qubit; scalar field