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26 de fevereiro de 2021

“Positive Memories”, 4ª edição.

Filed under: Livros, Saúde e bem-estar — Tags:, — Yure @ 11:09

Bom dia, caro leitor. Estou escrevendo para que saibas que, em 2020, Rivas lançou a 4ª e última edição de suas Positive Memories: cases of erotic and platonic relationships and contacts of children with adults, as seen from the perspective of the former minor. Eu comentei sobre esse livro anteriormente e pensei que a terceira edição, que remonta a 2016, seria a última. Mas Rivas me surpreendeu com uma quarta edição. No entanto, o fato de Rivas ter nos assegurado que a 4ª edição é a última me faz pensar que não virão mais surpresas.

O número de histórias no livro aumentou para 180 e agora contém uma reflexão do autor sobre as coisas reveladas em Leaving Neverland. Spoilers: embora Rivas reconheça a existência de experiências sexuais positivas antes da idade do consentimento, Rivas também escreve que não concorda com a ideia de violar leis apenas para fazer tais experiências acontecerem, uma vez que as consequências negativas de tal atitude podem ser devastadoras tanto para adultos quanto para crianças. Tais consequências podem ocorrer em nível físico, mental e social. Então, mesmo que você não queira machucar ninguém, por favor respeite as leis. Mas, como essas experiências ocorrem de qualquer jeito, mesmo que Rivas não aprove, não haveria problema no uso dessas histórias em estudos de caso.

Você pode comprar o livro no Lulu ou simplesmente baixá-lo no Ipce, já que o autor permite downloads digitais gratuitos de suas obras.

25 de fevereiro de 2021

“Positive Memories”, 4ª edición.

Filed under: Livros, Saúde e bem-estar — Tags:, — Yure @ 19:47

Buenos días, querido lector. Estoy escribindo para hacerle saber que, en 2020, Rivas lanzó la 4ª y última edición de sus Positive Memories: cases of erotic and platonic relationships and contacts of children with adults, as seen from the perspective of the former minor. Comenté acerca de ese libro antes y pensé que la tercera edición, que data de 2016, sería la última. Pero Rivas me sorprendió con una cuarta edición. Sin embargo, el hecho de que Rivas aseguró que la 4ª edición es la última me hace pensar que no vendrán mas sorpresas.

El número de relatos en el libro ha aumentado a 180 y ahora contiene una reflexión del autor sobre las cosas reveladas en Leaving Neverland. Spoilers: a pesar de que Rivas reconoce la existencia de experiencias sexuales positivas antes de la edad de consentimiento, Rivas también escribe que no está de acuerdo con la idea de violar las leyes sólo para hacer que tales experiencias sucedan, ya que las consecuencias negativas de tal actitud pueden ser devastadoras tanto para adultos como para niños. Tales consecuencias pueden ocurrir a nivel físico, mental y social. Así que, aunque no quieras hacer daño, por favor, respeta las leyes. Pero, dado que esas experiencias ocurren todavía, auque Rivas no lo apruebe, no habría ningún problema en el uso de tales relatos en estudios de caso.

Puedes comprar el libro en Lulu o simplemente descargarlo en el Ipce, ya que el autor permite descargas digitales gratuitas de sus obras.

Positive Memories 4th Edition.

Filed under: Livros, Saúde e bem-estar — Tags:, — Yure @ 10:55

Good morning, beloved reader. Just passing by to let you know that, in 2020, Rivas released the 4th and final edition of his Positive Memories: cases of erotic and platonic relationships and contacts of children with adults, as seen from the perspective of the former minor. I have commented on such book before and I thought that the third edition, dating from 2016, would be the last. However, the fact that Rivas stated that the 4th edition is the last one makes me think that now he certainly means it and won’t edit the book anymore.

The number of accounts in the book has increased to 180 and it now contains a reflection by the author about the things revealed in Leaving Neverland. Spoilers: even though Rivas acknowledges the existence of positive sexual experiences before the age of consent, he says that he does not agree with the idea of breaking the laws just to make such experiences happen, for the negative consequences of such attitude can be devastating for both adult and child involved. Such consequences can happen in physical, mental and social levels. So, even if you mean no harm, please, respect the laws. But, since those experiences happen anyway, whether Rivas approves them or not, there would be no problem in using such accounts for case studies.

You can buy the book on Lulu or just download it from Ipce, since the author allows free digital downloads of his works.

23 de fevereiro de 2021

O julgamento.

Filed under: Livros — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 13:48

O que chama a atenção neste caso é que essa abordagem profissional em particular foi conduzida de forma bastante inexperiente, sem apoio profissional qualificado, pesquisa ou preparação dos pais das crianças, de forma tão improvisada que a maioria das pessoas, incluindo policiais, se sentiu perplexa, se não com raiva, e isso considerando que a história acontece em um país e região altamente conservadores e onde tais métodos na atenção infantil precoce são raros até hoje em dia.

Fonte: O Julgamento – Obras Literárias de Domínio Público 1 – Leitor – WordPress.com

Eu estava lendo o Ipce esses dias e percebi que o Frans postou um monte de coisas novas escritas por apenas um autor. Eu olhei pros escritos e algumas leituras são muito interessantes. Aí eu vi que o autor dos livros que Frans compartilhou tem um blog no WordPress. Então, estou seguindo ele.

O nome do autor é Peter Fritz Walter. Seu trabalho consiste principalmente em como a sociedade trata o contato amoroso superficial entre duas ou mais pessoas. O trabalho dele me lembra o do Prescott. Sim, aquele Prescott. Este livro específico, The Trial, me parece ser algo que eu provavelmente gostaria de priorizar. É um relato em primeira pessoa de um homem que foi julgado e preso exatamente por ter contato amoroso com… uma criança. Você provavelmente pode adivinhar o resto. Não importa se o contato foi ou não carinhoso, pois ele agiu ilegalmente. O homem foi rotulado de criminoso e enviado para a cadeia.

Como qualquer cidadão, o homem teve que sofrer as consequências escritas na lei. E assim, temos esse livro. Um relato pessoal de alguém que foi jogado no sistema de justiça por violar a moral social, mesmo que ele não tenha machucado ninguém. Poderia ser uma leitura interessante, saber como é a prisão por dentro sem ter que ir em cana.

22 de fevereiro de 2021

El juicio.

Filed under: Livros — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 12:05

Lo que llama la atención en este caso es que este enfoque profesional en particular se realizó de una manera bastante inexperta, sin respaldo profesional calificado, investigación y preparación de los padres de los niños, de una manera tan improvisada que la mayoría de las personas incluyendo agentes de la ley se sintieron perplejos, si no enojados, y esto tanto más como la historia sucede en un país y región que es altamente conservador y donde los métodos de ese tipo en el cuidado infantil temprano son incluso hoy en día raros.

Fonte: The Trial ‣ Obras literarias de dominio público 1 ‣ Lector — WordPress.com

Yo estaba leyendo Ipce estos días y me di cuenta de que Frans publicó un montón de cosas nuevas escritas por solo un autor. Lo miré y algunas lecturas son muy interesantes. Resulta que el autor de los libros que Frans compartió tiene un blog en el WordPress. Así que lo estoy siguiendo.

El autor se llama Peter Fritz Walter. Su trabajo consiste principalmente en cómo la sociedad trata el contacto cariñoso entre dos o mas personas. Me recuerdo al trabajo de Prescott cuano leo los trabajos de Peter Walter. , ese Prescott. Este libro específico, The Trial, me parece algo que probablemente me gustaría priorizar. Es un relato en primera persona de un hombre que fue juzgado y encarcelado exactamente por tener contacto cariñoso con… un niño. Probablemente puedas adivinar el resto. No importa si el contacto fue o no cariñoso, ya que él actuó ilícitamente. El hombre fue etiquetado como delincuente y enviado a la cárcel.

Como cualquier ciudadano, el hombre tuvo que sufrir las consecuencias escritas en la ley. Y así, tenemos este libro. Un relato personal de alguien que fue arrojado dentro del sistema de justicia por violar la moral social, a pesar de que no lastimó a nadie. Podría ser una lectura interesante, saber cómo es la prisión desde adentro.

20 de fevereiro de 2021

The Trial.

Filed under: Livros — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 19:21

What hits the eye in this case is that this particular professional approach was realized in a rather amateurish manner, without qualified professional backup, research and preparation of the parents involved, in such an improvised manner that most people including law enforcement agents felt puzzled, if not angered, and this so much the more as the story plays in a country and region that is highly conservative and where methods of that kind in early child care are even today not to be found.

Fonte: The Trial ‹ Public Domain Literary Works 1 ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

So, I was reading Ipce these days and I noticed that Frans posted a bunch of new stuff by a single guy in it. I took a look at it and some reads are very interesting. Turns out the author of the books that Frans shared has a WordPress blog. So, I’m following it.

The author is called Peter Fritz Walter. His work is mostly about how society deals with harmless skin to skin contact. It reminds me of Prescott’s work. You know, that Prescott. This specific book, The Trial, strikes me as something I would probably want to prioritize. It’s a first person account of a person who was tried and imprisoned exactly for having harmless skin to skin contact with someone. Unfortunately, said someone was a child. You can probably guess the rest. Guy was labelled a criminal and sent to jail.

Of course, he broke a law and, like any citizen, had to suffer the consequences written in law. And so, we have this book. A personal account of someone who was thrown inside the justice system for violating social morals, even though he hurt nobody. Might be an interesting read, to know how it is from the inside.

16 de fevereiro de 2021

Fim dos textos baseados em livros.

Filed under: Computadores e Internet, Livros, Passatempos — Tags:, , — Yure @ 07:51

Admito que me cansei de escrever publicações baseadas em livros e acho que meu texto anterior também foi o último de seu tipo. As mudanças de formato ao longo do último ano foram principalmente tentativas de revitalizar meu interesse, mas acho que este finalmente se extinguiu. Eu ainda leio livros de filosofia e tomo notas sobre eles, mas isso agora é mais pessoal, na verdade. Isso significa que não terei muito o que conversar por um tempo. Eu não estou abandonando este blog ou meus ideais. Talvez quando eu começar a trabalhar coisas excitantes começarão a acontecer e então eu vou escrever mais vezes novamente. Por enquanto, no entanto, minha vida tem sido bastante vazia. Eu não estou deprimido, antes que você me pergunte, eu gosto desta paz, que eu estou usando pra aprender espanhol através de Duolingo. E isso é outra coisa que eu quero mencionar.

Quando eu começar a escrever novamente, pretendo usar esses três idiomas: inglês, espanhol e português. As publicações em inglês serão prioridade agora, já que escrever em português e, em seguida, traduzir em inglês mata a espontaneidade. Com o desaparecimento de Donald (não o Trump), a versão espanhola do MAP Starting Guide desapareceu. Então talvez eu mesmo deva traduzi-lo… Seria um bom exercício pra praticar o espanhol que aprendi.

15 de fevereiro de 2021

Fin de los textos basados en libros.

Filed under: Livros — Tags:, , — Yure @ 21:57

Admito que me he aburrido de escribir publicaciones basadas en libros y creo que mi texto anterior también fue el último de ese tipo. Los cambios de formato en el último año fueron en su mayoría intentos de revitalizar mi interés, pero creo que finalmente se ha extinguido. Todavía leo libros de filosofía y tomo notas sobre ellos, pero eso es ahora más algo personal, en realidad. Esto significa que no tendré mucho de qué hablar por un tiempo. No estoy abandonando este blog o mis ideales, por cierto. Tal vez cuando empiezo a trabajar cosas emocionantes comenzaron a suceder y luego voy a escribir más a menudo de nuevo. Por ahora, sin embargo, mi vida ha estado bastante vacía. No estoy deprimido, antes de que me preguntes, me gusta esta paz, que estoy disfrutando para aprender español a través de Duolingo. Y eso es otra cosa que quiero mencionar.

Cuando empiezo a escribir de nuevo, planeo usar estos tres idiomas: inglés, español y portugués. Las publicaciones en inglés serán prioritarias ahora, ya que escribir en portugués y luego traducir al inglés mata la espontaneidad. Con la desaparición de Donald (no el Trump), desapareció así la versión española del MAP Starting Guide. Así que tal vez debería traducirlo yo mismo… Sería un buen ejercicio para practicar el español que aprendo.

14 de fevereiro de 2021

End of book-driven posts.

Filed under: Livros, Passatempos — Tags:, , — Yure @ 19:51

So, I admit that I have gotten bored of writing posts driven by books and I believe that my previous one was also the last. The changes in format in the past year were mostly attempts at revitalizing my interest, but I think it has finally died down. I still read philosophy books and takes notes on them, but that’s now more of a personal thing, really. I fear this means I won’t have much to talk about for a while. Not that I’m abandoning this blog of my ideals, by the way. Perhaps when I start working exciting stuff will start happening and then I’ll blog more often again. For now, however, my life has been quite empty. I’m not depressed, before you ask, I kinda like this peace, which I’m enjoying to learn Spanish through Duolingo. And that’s another thing I wanna mention.

When I go back to posting, I plan on using these three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. The English posts will be priority now, since writing in Portuguese and then translating into English kills spontaneity. With the disappearance of Donald (not the Trump), so disappeared the Spanish version of the MAP Starting Guide. So, perhaps I should translate it myself… Would be a good exercise to practice the Spanish I learn.

13 de janeiro de 2021

Some advice from Augustine, part 11.

Filed under: Livros, Organizações, Saúde e bem-estar — Tags:, , , — Yure @ 14:48

Continuing my readings on Augustine’s work, I sought advice in his Free Will. This book deals with the existence of evil in a world created by a being at the same time good and omnipotent. Why does evil exist? Why do we sin? Augustine tries to explain these issues satisfactorily to Evódio, his interlocutor.

He concludes that there are three types of evil: evils that are found in nature (which are only evils when considered in isolation), moral evils (which are the ones we choose to practice) and the penalties (the bad consequences of our evil deeds). As the evils of nature are not really evils, but contribute to the harmony of the universe, it follows that only the evils that man chooses to commit or the evils he causes to himself with his actions can be called properly by that name. Both evils stem from human freedom, which is a good that can be used in the wrong way. After all, if freedom did not include the possibility of choosing evil, it would not be real freedom.

Evil in a moral sense is a consequence of our choices.

As it has been said, natural evils are not real evils. Only moral evils and rectifying sentences are (in the case of the latter, only from the point of view of those who receive the penalty). So if some disaster happens to you and this disaster has no natural origin, it is totally or partly a consequence of someone’s choices. Someone is to blame for what happened to you.

It’s not public disapproval that makes something bad. Human law, unlike divine law, changes with circumstances, which does not mean that the law as it was before is necessarily unfair, but that the new law is better in the present circumstances.

Consensus is not truth. Something, to be considered bad, must be bad always and in itself. Remember that many things that we now consider “good” have been considered “bad” before by consensus. Consensus doesn’t make something bad or good. In fact, the consensus only reveals what is acceptable to the majority. “Acceptable” is not the same as “true”.

For these reasons, laws, that are the result of a consensus, change. Depending on the circumstances, what is considered fair today may be considered unfair tomorrow, as was considered unfair yesterday. Laws do not reflect good, since consensus does not produce good, but only what is just at that specific moment.

One thing is not always bad just because it can be used in the wrong way. You should punish the person who misuses the benefit, rather than criminalizing the benefit in question.

Free will is a good. It may be used in the wrong way, but it’s still something good. The same can be said, for example, of the Tor network. The fact that anonymity tools are misused by criminals does not indicate that well-meaning civilians cannot make a legitimate use of them. The same can also be said of sex, and so many other things.

If someone uses a good to do evil, it is not the fault of the resource or the tool, but of the person who uses such a resource or tool. Why break Odebrecht? Wasn’t it enough just to arrest the corrupt people who were in their ranks?

Our senses are of a personal nature, as are the sensations that come to us through them.

Because our senses are personal, no one can change the judgment you have of a sensory experience you have had. If you, for example, had sex with someone and thought it was great, no one can say to you: “liar, you felt pain and sorrow and you want to hide that fact.” That’s absurd. The person can’t tell you what you felt, only you can do it. If someone’s trying to do this to you, that person is trying to manipulate you. Only the person who has gone through the experience can judge the sensations that the experience has generated, because such is the personal nature of the senses.

Although sensory knowledge is personal, rational knowledge, such as mathematics and logic, are universal and participate in wisdom.

If philosophy has universal aspirations, it cannot distance itself from mathematics or logic. Mathematics is a simple, intelligible and immutable knowledge. Any knowledge that is abstracted from mathematics becomes relativa and therefore has it’s credit diminished. This is part of the reason why the social sciences are seen by many as mere political propaganda. And I get very angry to see philosophy going the same way. Of course philosophy cannot always use mathematics, given the human nature of many of its objects. But logic? May philosophy never divorce from logic! If that happens, it’s because we have stopped doing philosophy and started doing something else.

Predicting that someone will do something bad is not the same as enabling them.

Answering Evódio’s question about the coexistence between human freedom and divine foreknowledge, Augustine says that the fact that God knows what you will choose is not the same as God choosing for you. For example, when you know a person very well, you can predict their behavior. Well, that doesn’t mean you’re going to make choices for that person.

The motivation of the suicidal desire is the quest for tranquility.

Why do people commit suicide? Because life has stopped bringing them joy. When physical, mental or social problems accumulate, the person begins to desire only the tranquility and the end of these problems. It is not that the person desires death itself, but the tranquility that could come from it, according to their judgment. After all, if you were allowed to live quietly without dying, you would not want to die. It’s not a love for death, it’s a love for peace.

The punishment due to evildoers must aim at the order of nature.

For Augustine, divine punishment for sinners serves the balance of the universe. This principle is also interesting from a secular point of view. Are our laws punishing criminals properly? Certainly not: the prisons are crowded, criminal operations are conducted from within them, new people are recruited to the criminal factions there and anyone who has has spent time in a Brazilian prison comes out worse than they entered. That’s not right. When the state decides to punish a crime, it needs to use that punishment as an opportunity to improve the condition of the nation at large. Japan, for example, punishes people who possess child porn with a fine. Instead of sending the subject to jail, where the state will have to sustain another criminal, crimes committed without violence are punished with fines, generating revenue for the state. Brazil needs criminal reform, so that we can use crimes as an opportunity for growth, either by generating revenue or by empowering prisoners for the labor market, so they feel less tempted to commit new crimes after release.

There is no sin if there is no free will, for each is responsible only for their voluntary acts. By suffering the consequences of your voluntary acts, you can only complain about yourself.

As people can only be judged for their free acts, proving that there has been external coercion (threat) or internal coercion (mental disorder) can reduce the sentence of a person who has committed a crime. That’s why I’m very intrigued by people who call themselves anti-pedophiles saying that pedophilia shouldn’t have left the DSM, which is the American catalogue of mental disorders. If pedophilia is not recognized as a disease, isn’t it true that the pedophile who breaks a law because of his attraction can’t say that his attitudes were the result of internal coercion (insanity)? He’s normal, just different. And if he just different, not sick, he can’t claim insanity to receive a softer punishment.

If you have committed a crime out of your free will, you can only blame yourself for the consequences suffered as a result of this act. Next time someone calls you to invade the Capitol, don’t go, unless you are ready to suffer the consequences.

Human freedom consists of choosing from available options.

When a person hears the term “free will”, they think that such an expression indicates the freedom to do whatever one wants, which is ridiculous. Free will consists only of the ability to choose from available options. It does not include control over which options are available unless such a control is itself an option. For example: you cannot grow a pair of wings and fly. How? Don’t you have free will, the ability to do what you want? No: you have the ability to choose from the available options. And growing a pair of wings to fly is not an available option. If you want to fly, the options are: airplane and balloon. Choose from these two. That’s your free will.

An order from the state should only be treated as law if it is fair.

For Augustine, the law implies the concept of justice. If something is not fair, it cannot be law, because it lacks justice. So if the state orders you something that’s unfair, such order should not be treated as a law. If they say it’s a law, they’re lying, because a law must be fair to deserve such name. In such a case, you should only obey the order if you fear punishment. Otherwise, what stimulus would you have to do what was ordered, if what was ordained is unfair?

The truth cannot be patented, because it is accessible to everyone who makes use of reason.

As the truth is accessible to everyone who uses their right reason, it cannot be patented. For example, how can you prove that no one before Newton thought of the laws we now know as Newtonian physics? Someone may have conceived them before, that’s totally plausible. In addition, a person who has never read Epicurus can come to the conclusion that happiness is the state of absence of suffering. The person wasn’t the first to think about it, but they found out on their own. Because of this, it is impossible to patent the truth, behind a copyright, for example. If something is correct, anyone who devotes himself to studying the subject will eventually come to the same conclusion as the Ph. D. who wrote a book on the subject. “Patenting” a thought doesn’t make it yours. The truth is always in the public domain.

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