Against Utopia Issue #2: The Epistemology of…

Hello, and welcome to Against Utopia, a newsletter that lifts the veil of authoritarian utopianism in science, technology, politics, culture, and medicine, and explores anti-authoritarian alternatives. This is Issue Two, published March 31st, 2018. At the end of the last issue, we finished up by examining the complexity of serotonin physiology, it’s simplification by modern pharmaceutical approaches, and its idiosyncrasy across various organisms, specifically, squirrels, bears, and grasshoppers. Today, I want to lead you through a deeper examination of serotonin physiology in these three organisms, and talk about what that means for us as humans, and what possibilities it reveals in our thinking about depression.

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