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Random Brain Waves Save Free Will? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

Random Brain Waves Save Free Will? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
A new paper adds to the perennial free will debate, by casting doubt on the famous Libet experiment. Back in 1983, neuroscientists led by Benjamin Libet fo
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Philosophy, Psychology and Ancient Wisdom for the masses.
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Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
In contrast with what I had seen in our circle, where the whole of life is passed in idleness, amusement, and dissatisfaction, I saw that the whole life of these people was passed in heavy labour, and that they were content with life. In contradistinction to the way in which people of our circle oppose fate and complain of it on account of deprivations and sufferings, these people accepted illness and sorrow without any perplexity or opposition, and with a quiet and firm conviction that all is good. In contradistinction to us, who the wiser we are the less we understand the meaning of life, and see some evil irony in the fact that we suffer and die, these folk live and suffer, and they approach death and suffering with tranquility and in most cases gladly…

In complete contrast to my ignorance, [they] knew the meaning of life and death, labored quietly, endured deprivations and sufferings, and lived and died seeing therein not vanity but good…

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I understood that if I wish to understand life and its meaning, I must not live the life of a parasite, but must live a real life, and — taking the meaning given to live by real humanity and merging myself in that life — verify it.
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The Stoics and the Epicureans on Friendship, Sex, and Love

The Stoics and the Epicureans on Friendship, Sex, and Love | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
Ancient philosophy - especially after Aristotle - largely focused on how to achieve self-sufficiency on the one hand, and peace of mind on the other; it thus became fundamentally therapeutic, in nature and goal...
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Why Stoicism is one of the best mind-hacks ever

Why Stoicism is one of the best mind-hacks ever | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
As legions of warriors and prisoners can attest, Stoicism is not grim resolve but a way to wrest happiness from adversity
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Morality is the key to personal identity

Morality is the key to personal identity | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
We tend to think that our memories determine our identity, but it’s moral character that really makes us who we are
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The Great Philosophers: Arthur Schopenhauer

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Arthur Schopenhauer was born in Danzig in 1788. In later years, he looked back on the event with regret:
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PHILOSOPHY - Nietzsche - YouTube

Nietzsche believed that the central task of philosophy was to teach us to 'become who we are'. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week: http://tiny...
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A SNIPPET OF THE QUEST: ON NIETZSCHE'S GENEALOGY

A SNIPPET OF THE QUEST: ON NIETZSCHE'S GENEALOGY | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
This is the last (for the moment) of the snippets I have been publishing from The Quest for a Moral Compass. Taken from Chapter 14, 'The Death of God, the end of morality', it  discusses a very dif...
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7 Timeless Lessons From 'Philosopher King' Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Lessons From 'Philosopher King' Marcus Aurelius | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
In his book "Meditations," the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius reflects on how to withstand any difficulty life throws at him.
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The lethality of loneliness: John Cacioppo at TEDxDesMoines - YouTube

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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How David Hume Helped Me Solve My Midlife Crisis - The Atlantic

How David Hume Helped Me Solve My Midlife Crisis - The Atlantic | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment
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Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by the Templeton Foundation to answer the question "Does the Universe Have a Purpose". Then he read his answer aloud and I drew...
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A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying

A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
When you’re nervous, how can you be yourself? How you can force yourself to relax? How can you try not to try? It makes no sense, but the paradox may be essential to civilization.
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What Makes You You?

What Makes You You? | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
What is it that makes you you? Your body? Your brain? The info in your brain? Your soul? It turns out this is not an easy question.
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We Are All Confident Idiots

We Are All Confident Idiots | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.
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The truth about evil

The truth about evil | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
The long read: Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. But, John Gray argues, their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits
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Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology - YouTube

http://www.ted.com Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it mo...
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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | WIRED

A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | WIRED | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he has an answer.
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The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't mean our brains don't have major limitations. The lowly calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less than useless — plus, we're subject to cognitive biases, those annoying glitches in our thinking that cause us to make questionable decisions and reach erroneous conclusions. Here are a dozen of the most common and pernicious cognitive biases that you need to know about.
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Free Will May Just Be the Brain's 'Background Noise,' Scientists Say

Free Will May Just Be the Brain's 'Background Noise,' Scientists Say | Quining Qualia | Scoop.it
Free will may emerge from random background noise in the brain, new research suggests.
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