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John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness

John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
Philosopher John Searle lays out the case for studying human consciousness -- and systematically shoots down some of the common objections to taking it seriously. As we learn more about the brain processes that cause awareness, accepting that consciousness is a biological phenomenon is an important first step. And no, he says, consciousness is not a massive computer simulation. (Filmed at TEDxCERN.)
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Michel Foucault: What is Enlightenment?

Michel Foucault: What is Enlightenment? | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
Today when a periodical asks its readers a question, it does so in order to collect opinions on some subject about which everyone has an opinion already; there is not much likelihood of learning anything new. In the eighteenth century, editors preferred to question the public on problems that did not yet have solutions. I don't know whether or not that practice was more effective; it was unquestionably more entertaining. In any event, in line with this custom, in November 1784 a German periodical, Berlinische Monatschrift published a response to the question: Was ist Aufklärung? And the respondent was Kant.
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Ballybeg birthday: Brian Friel turns 85

Ballybeg birthday: Brian Friel turns 85 | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
“ With work of such consistent quality, it is difficult to settle on a single masterpiece: Friel has given us some incredible memories”
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Slavoj Zizek - Only a Suffering God Can Save Us I

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THE SEMINAR OF JACQUES LACAN-BOOK I Freud's Papers on Technique 1953-1954

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Gulley: Empathy most important part of leadership -

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The former president of LaGrange College on Tuesday said empathy is the most important quality in today’s leaders. Stuart Gulley, speaking to members of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, said a new type of education called “design thinking” is getting some attention. The theory doesn’t put such great value on memorization of facts, since so much basic information may now be found via the Internet. Instead, people are taught to think creatively and work collaboratively, which leads into practicing empathy. “If we had to diagnose the problems in Washington, D.C., it would be because of the leadership’s inability to be empathetic,” said Gulley, who now is headmaster at Woodward Academy in Atlanta. by Jennifer Shrader Staff writer
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TED: Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness - Antonio Damasio (2011)

“ Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness -- that is a marvelous fact -- but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.”
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Alex Andreyev Shares His Vision, Philosophy and Recent Works (VIDEO) - Artsnapper

Alex Andreyev Shares His Vision, Philosophy and Recent Works (VIDEO) - Artsnapper | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
“ Alex Andreyev explores dreamlike and otherworldly realms with cool representation and intense imagination. He lays out ideas and scenes the audience can en”
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20 Signs That You Are A Psychopath

20 Signs That You Are A Psychopath | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
Brain areas tied with empathy — the anterior insula, the anterior midcingulate cortex, the somatosensory cortex, and the right amygdala — were activated when less psychopathic inmates imagined others in pain. Not so much for the highly psychopathic inmates. While this group of inmates had a higher proportion of psychopaths than, say, your office, there are still some psychopaths mingling with the general population, some experts say. British journalist Jon Ronson, who wrote "The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry," has explored the qualities shared by these psychopaths in our midst. JUDITH AQUINO, ABBY ROGERS AND ERIN FUCHS
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Correctional Officers – Empathy in Psychopaths

Correctional Officers – Empathy in Psychopaths | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
Correctional employees need to take into consideration that working with psychopathic criminals takes some special management styles and security techniques in order to be an effective supervisor or manager. We must become aware how psychopaths process their minds to the environment and how they pose a significant threat to society as well as everyone inside a large jail or prison. Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another being. One may need to have a certain amount of empathy before being able to experience accurate sympathy or compassion. By Carl ToersBijns, former deputy warden, ASPC Eyman, Florence AZ
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For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov

For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
“ A new study found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.” Dr. Humphrey, an emeritus professor at Cambridge University’s Darwin College, said he would have expected that reading generally would make people more empathetic and understanding. “But to separate off literary fiction, and to demonstrate that it has different effects from the other forms of reading, is remarkable,” he said. Experts said the results implied that people could be primed for social skills like empathy, just as watching a clip from a sad movie can make one feel more emotional. by Pam Belluck
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BBC - Radio 3 - Edward Bond Interview

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Sarah Kane - Skin (1995)

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▶ Drama On One: Playwrights In Profile - Brian Friel - YouTube

“ Playwrights in Profile, an 8 week series surveying Irish theatrical talent. We begin the series exploring the extraordinary output for over half a cenutury o...”
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Žižek and Fiennes: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology - Huffington Post UK

Žižek and Fiennes: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology - Huffington Post UK | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
“Žižek and Fiennes: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Huffington Post UK Drawing on Lacan, Freud, Hegel and Marx, Fiennes and Žižek show in this film that everything we think and do is primed by our unrecognised responses to what is going on around...”
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Subject of Reading: Literacy and Belief in the Work of Jacques Lacan and Paulo Freire | Critical Pedagogy Bookstore

Subject of Reading: Literacy and Belief in the Work of Jacques Lacan and Paulo Freire | Critical Pedagogy Bookstore | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
“ Subject of Reading: Literacy and Belief in the Work of Jacques Lacan and Paulo Freire.”
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Noam Chomsky Calls Jacques Lacan a ‘Charlatan’ :: Critical-Theory.com

Noam Chomsky Calls Jacques Lacan a ‘Charlatan’ :: Critical-Theory.com | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky appeared in a podcast on the site Veterans Unplugged back in December 2012 to give his thoughts about American militarism. When asked by the interviewer if he thought the work of Slavoj Zizek had any relevence, Chomsky started to rail against what he considers “fancy words” that mean nothing once they are “decoded”. “Zizek is an extreme example, I don’t see anything in what he’s saying,” said Chomsky.
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Slavoj Žižek on gentrification, the Brixton Pound, and David Bowie - Brixton Blog (blog)

Slavoj Žižek on gentrification, the Brixton Pound, and David Bowie - Brixton Blog (blog) | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
This weekend Brixton played host to the controversial and celebrated radical philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek.
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Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness (TEDTalks)

“ Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness -- that is a marvelous fact -- but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.”
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A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride

A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
“ Unique, fearless, compelling”
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Eight films to watch in October 2013

Eight films to watch in October 2013 | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
“ Pervert’s Guide to Ideology”The Slovene philosopher, psychoanalyst and Marxist provocateur Slavoj Žižek follows up his 2006 documentary The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema with a new investigation into "the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave". Mixing deadpan narration with a kaleidoscope of movie clips, Žižek draws on films from Taxi Driver and Full Metal Jacket to Titanic and The Sound of Music to illustrate his theories – a cinema buff’s delight. Released 4 October in the UK, 1 November in the US and 29 November in Poland.
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#HEALTHYRECIPE - Apple Spice Quinoa Granola

#HEALTHYRECIPE - Apple Spice Quinoa Granola | Contemporary culture | Scoop.it
INGREDIENTS: - 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats* - 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa - 1 cup almonds (I used a mixed of slivered and whole) - 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon - 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves - 1/8 teaspoon salt - 1 large apple, peeled & diced (any variety) - 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil) - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
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Derrida (2002)

“ Derrida is a 2002 American documentary film directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman about the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. It premiered at the 2...”
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Edward Bond: 'I want to set light to people's souls' - video interview

“ As his play Bingo returns to London, playwright Edward Bond gives a rare interview to Andrew Dickson, looking back on five decades and more than 50 plays...”
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