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  • Examined Life (What is Popular Philosophy?)

    By Jonny Thakkar from The Point. "Popular science is part of popular culture: our shelves teem with tomes that flatter and patronize us in equal measure, and every fallen senator is the victim of his genes. But what about popular philosophy? Is there a philosophical version of Steven Pinker? Various...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Confucius say: I can change your life, How has a book of of ancient Chinese wisdom become a self-help guide, selling in millions?

    By Rob Sharp from The Independent. "You sit cross-legged on a bamboo mat, soften your breathing and attempt to extract solace from the wisdom of one of the world's great philosophers. You read aloud from a recent translation of his work: "Learning from books as we grow from childhood to...
     Posted by: Cait
  • You won't find consciousness in the brain

    by Ray Tallis from New Scientist "Most neuroscientists, philosophers of the mind and science journalists feel the time is near when we will be able to explain the mystery of human consciousness in terms of the activity of the brain. There is, however, a vocal minority of neurosceptics who contest...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Review - Explaining the Brain Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience by Carl F. Craver

    by Maura Pilotti in Metapsychology Online Reviews "For Carl F. Craver, the philosophy of neuroscience has a labor-intensive and challenging objective to realize and a fundamental truth to reveal. Its objective is to make explicit the 'widely accepted though largely implicit standards' upon...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Untangling the Hard Problem of Consciousness

    by Todd Duncan at The Global Spiral "A feeling of alienation is a common reaction to modern scientific descriptions of the cosmos. As journalist Bryan Appleyard (1992) expresses it, “On the maps provided by science, we find everything except ourselves.” At the core of this reaction is the discrepancy...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Watch: Noam Chomsky + Robert Trivers

    Video production by Jacob Klein on Seed "In the 1970s, a Harvard class taught by Robert Trivers ignited a controversy that would escalate into the "sociobiology wars." Across town at MIT, Noam Chomsky had earned a reputation as a leading opponent of the Vietnam war. Throughout those pivotal...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Deciding How to Decide

    by Greg Boustead in Seed "It all started with Cheerios. Jonah Lehrer was once again standing in a supermarket aisle, crippled by the thought of which variety of whole-oat goodness to buy: honey nut or apple cinnamon. “It was an embarrassing waste of time,” he says, “and yet it happened to me all...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • In Character Issue on Wisdom

    The Fall 2009 issue of In Character, a publication dedicated to exploring single virtues from different persepctives, explores the concept of wisdom. Table of Contents Charlotte Hays More Than Knowledge William Desmond Wisdom of the Ages Charlotte Allen Athena's Surprising Portfolio Michael Walzer...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • We Are All Madoffs

    By David P. Barash | The Chronicle "Everybody hates Bernard Madoff, and for good reason. He bilked hundreds—thousands—of people out of billions, perhaps tens of billions, of dollars, destroyed numerous life savings, ruined the future prospects of many of those who had trusted him, all the while...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Workshop: Practical Reasoning

    We are pleased announce the Scottish Network for Normative Philosophy’s Workshop on Practical Reasoning . The Scottish Network for Normative Philosophy is dedicated to promoting the research of contemporary Scottish philosophers on normative themes, and this is the first of three workshops on normative...
     Posted by: mcavanaugh
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Two Great Problems of Learning: Science and Civilization (2016)

    Two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves and other living things as a part of the universe, and learning how to become civilized. The first problem was solved, in essence, in the seventeenth century, with the creation of modern science...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Pedagogical Wisdom: A Creative Force (2016)

    Abstract: The dominant 21st-century worldview is replete with stupid rather than wise values, signified by corporate greed, climate crises, environmental degradation and huge economic disparity. Is this what we want for our children and their grandchildren? What do we aspire towards? After a brief diagnostic...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and humility (2016)

    Excerpt: Practical wisdom (wisdom concerned with what to do rather than what to think about abstract matters) is the virtue that enables a person to deliberate and choose well. The wise person grasps what matters in life and reasons well about how to get it. This understanding of wisdom comes from Aristotle...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Contextualising Postmodernity in Daoist Symbolism: Toward a mindful education embracing eastern wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: In cultivating a Western inclination toward Eastern wisdom, it is important to seek the foundations that sustain traditional practices toward such end. In a secularised and modern world view, the tendency has been to extract and abstract foundational practices such as mindfulness meditation...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom: A World History (2016)

    Summary: Trevor Curnow provides an accessible introduction to wisdom and the many ways we have tried to achieve it throughout history. ‘There’s no fool like an old fool,’ the saying goes. What is it about wisdom that sets it apart from mere intelligence? What is that elusive difference between a simple...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Schooling for "Deep Knowing": On the Education of a Pithecanthropus Erectus (2016)

    This article examines what passes for high school education through a philosophic lens associated with Nietzsche, Plato, and Dionysian concerns. The essential claim in this article is that the Dionysian element of education has been sorely neglected (if not persecuted) in schools, much to the detriment...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Eastern wisdom and Western philosophy: Several comparative points (2016)

    Abstract: The two conceptions “the Eastern” and “the Western” have been known for several recent decades. The Eastern is used to show the area of the sunrise, including Asian countries - the civilizations in the valleys of Nile River, Ganges River and Yellow River (Huang He River); whereas, the Western...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Developing the Virtues:Integrating Perspectives (2016)

    Overview: Ethicists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the development of virtue in recent years, approaching the topic from the perspectives of virtue ethics and developmental psychology respectively. Such interest in virtue development has spread beyond academia, as teachers and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Toward a Neuroscience of Wisdom (2016)

    Chapter excerpt: Wisdom is a quality of human nature that has been discussed extensively throughout history, perhaps most notably by Aristotle. In modern times, however, despite being considered a pinnacle of human cognition, there has been little public discourse about wisdom or its importance in human...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom: A Chronological Inquiry of the World's Most Influential Seekers of Wisdom in the Fields of Theology, Philosophy, and Science (2016)

    Over the centuries we have been witness to transformational changes that have altered the way we think and live. The chapters in The Pursuit of Wisdom are dedicated to heroic individuals throughout history who have attempted to de-mystify the unknown in the secular world of Science and the venerable...
    (My publication) Posted by: jdeanc
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