12 November 2010

"Complementary to any purely medicinal, or medical, approach there must also be an 'existential' approach: in particular, a sensitive understanding of action, art and play as being in essence healthy and free, and thus antagonistic to crude drives and impulsions, to 'the blind force of the subcortex' from which these patients suffer...Here the 'I' vanquishes and reigns over the 'It'.
-Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat
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