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  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    by Eric Jaffe for the Los Angeles Times "If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • How we read each other's minds

    By Rebecca Saxe | TED.com "Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions." Watch the video . Image...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • From Baby Scientists to a Science of Social Learning

    By Andrew Meltzoff | Science News " What does the science of learning tell us about the nature of intelligence? People sometimes think of intelligence as a reflection of individual problem-solving skills. But we’re increasingly realizing that humans have special brain and cognitive mechanisms for...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Freeing the Mind to Forget

    By Karen Hopkin | Scientific American "Some things are hard to remember. Others are hard to forget—especially things that are traumatic. But kids, it turns out, are better than adults at forgetting the bad stuff. Now scientists think they know why. According to an animal study in the September 4th...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • How Much of Your Memory Is True?

    By Kathleen McGowan "Rita Magil was driving down a Montreal boulevard one sunny morning in 2002 when a car came blasting through a red light straight toward her. “I slammed the brakes, but I knew it was too late,” she says. “I thought I was going to die.” The oncoming car smashed into hers, pushing...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Does Language Shape What We Think?

    By Joshua Hartshorne | Scientific American "My seventh-grade English teacher exhorted us to study vocabulary with the following: "We think in words. The more words you know, the more thoughts you can have." This compound notion that language allows you to have ideas otherwise un-haveable...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Bloggingheads: What Is Wisdom?

    Rex Jung, left, of the Mind Research Network and Robert Sternberg of Tufts University discuss a scientific understanding of wisdom. Discussants ask: "How different is wisdom from intelligence? Are smart people more susceptible to foolishness?" From NYT. Watch the video.
     Posted by: wattawa
  • This revolution will be digitized: online tools for radical collaboration

    This article in Disease Models & Mechanisms posits an exciting possibility for the development of scientific collaboration. Could a globalized collective wisdom be the answer to optimizing scientific progress? "What if everyone in the world were in your lab – a ‘hive mind’ of sorts, but composed...
     Posted by: mcavanaugh
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PUBLICATIONS
  • How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World? (2009)

    In this essay I outline my work in philosophy during the last forty years. I explain how my work has sought to help solve two fundamental problems, namely: Problem 1 : How can we understand our human world, embedded as it is within the physical universe, in such a way that justice is done both to the...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Replies and Reflections (2009)

    I reply to critical discussion of my work by Copthorne Macdonald, Steve Fuller, John Stewart, Joseph Agassi, Margaret Boden, Donald Gillies, Mathew Iredale, David Hodgson, Karl Rogers, and Leemon McHenry.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • From knowledge to wisdom (2009)

    There are these two absolutely basic problems: to learn about the universe and ourselves as a part of the universe, and to learn how to create a civilized world. Essentially, we have solved the first problem. We solved it when we created modern science. That is not to say that we know everything that...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Do We Need a Scientific Revolution? (2008)

    Many see modern science as having serious defects, intellectual, social, moral. Few see this as having anything to do with the philosophy of science. I argue that many diverse ills of modern science are a consequence of the fact that the scientific community has long accepted, and sought to implement...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Wisdom in the University (2008)

    A collection of eight essays by various authors on the theme that academic inquiry needs to be transformed so as to promote wisdom and not just acquire knowledge.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue (2006)

    Amid the unrest, dislocation, and uncertainty of seventeenth-century Europe, readers seeking consolation and assurance turned to philosophical and scientific books that offered ways of conquering fears and training the mind—guidance for living a good life. <i>The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution<...
    (My publication) Posted by: mljones
  • In Defence of Seeking Wisdom (2004)

    Steven Yates has criticized my claim that we need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of academic inquiry, so that the aim becomes to promote wisdom rather than just acquire knowledge. Yates's main criticism is that the proposed revolution does not have a clear strategy for its implementation...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Science, Knowledge, Wisdom and the Public Good (2003)

    We need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of science, and of academic inquiry more generally, so that the basic aim becomes to seek and promote wisdom, help humanity learn how to make progress towards a wise world.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Can Humanity Learn to Create a Better World? The Crisis of Science without Wisdom (2001)

    Science without wisdom puts humanity into a situation of unprecedented danger. We urgently need to bring about a revolution in academia so that the basic aim becomes to help humanity learn how to create a wiser world.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Can Humanity Learn to become Civilized? The Crisis of Science without Civilization (2000)

    Two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and our place in it, and learning how to become civilized. The first problem was solved, in essence, in the 17th century, with the creation of modern science. But the second problem has not yet been solved. Solving...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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