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Isabelle Stengers: Thinking With Whitehead: A Free and Wild Creation of Concepts (2002/2011) — Monoskop Log

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Clifford Geertz: The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (1973-) [English, Czech, Catalan] — Monoskop Log

Clifford Geertz: The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (1973-) [English, Czech, Catalan] — Monoskop Log | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
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Smarter Brains (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

What is intelligence? How do we get it and can we increase it? In Smarter Brains, we uncover the latest research and reveal ground-breaking experiments that ...
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Free Science Fiction Classics on the Web: Huxley, Orwell, Asimov, Gaiman & Beyond

Free Science Fiction Classics on the Web: Huxley, Orwell, Asimov, Gaiman & Beyond | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Today we're bringing you a roundup of some of the great Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian classics available on the web.
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Mark Rowlands - Is there a right to believe?

Mark Rowlands - Is there a right to believe? | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
You are entitled to believe what you will, but your beliefs must to be subject to criticism and scrutiny just like mine
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Download 90 Free Philosophy Courses and Start Living the Examined Life

Download 90 Free Philosophy Courses and Start Living the Examined Life | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
The Philosophy section of our big Free Online Courses collection just went through another update, and it now features 90 courses. Enough to give you a soup-to-nuts introduction to a timeless discipline.
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Why Rituals Work: Scientific American

Why Rituals Work: Scientific American | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
There are real benefits to rituals, religious or otherwise

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Think about the last time you were about to interview for a job, speak in front of an audience, or go on a first date. To quell your nerves, chances are you spent time preparing – reading up on the company, reviewing your slides, practicing your charming patter. People facing situations that induce anxiety typically take comfort in engaging in preparatory activities, inducing a feeling of being back in control and reducing uncertainty.

While a little extra preparation seems perfectly reasonable, people also engage in seemingly less logical behaviors in such situations. Here’s one person’s description from our research:

I pound my feet strongly on the ground several times, I take several deep breaths, and I "shake" my body to remove any negative energies.  I do this often before going to work, going into meetings, and at the front door before entering my house after a long day.

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Recent research suggests that rituals may be more rational than they appear. Why? Because even simple rituals can be extremely effective. Rituals performed after experiencing losses – from loved ones to lotteries – do alleviate grief, and rituals performed before high-pressure tasks – like singing in public – do in fact reduce anxiety and increase people’s confidence. What’s more, rituals appear to benefit even people who claim not to believe that rituals work. While anthropologists have documented rituals across cultures, this earlier research has been primarily observational. Recently, a series of investigations by psychologists have revealed intriguing new results demonstrating that rituals can have a causal impact on people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.


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luiy's curator insight, May 16, 2013 2:17 PM

Rituals appear to be effective, but, given the wide variety of rituals documented by social scientists, do we know which types of rituals work best? In a recent studyconducted in Brazil, researchers studied people who perform simpatias: formulaic rituals that are used for solving problems such as quitting smoking, curing asthma, and warding off bad luck. People perceive simpatias to be more effective depending on the number of steps involved, the repetition of procedures, and whether the steps are performed at a specified time. While more research is needed, these intriguing results suggest that the specific nature of rituals may be crucial in understanding when they work – and when they do not.

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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Sigmund Freud Speaks: The Only Known Recording of His Voice, 1938

Sigmund Freud Speaks: The Only Known Recording of His Voice, 1938 | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
On December 7, 1938, a BBC radio crew visited Sigmund Freud at his new home at Hampstead, North London. Freud had moved to England only a few months earlier to escape the Nazi annexation of Austria.
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Cluster | City - Design - Innovation » Material(ism) for Architects: a Conversation with Manuel DeLanda

Cluster | City - Design - Innovation » Material(ism) for Architects: a Conversation with Manuel DeLanda | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Cluster is an open platform for city design and innovation.
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How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
"Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want."

"There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does no
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Samir Amin: Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy: A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism (1988-) [FR, EN, ES] — Monoskop Log

Samir Amin: Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy: A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism (1988-) [FR, EN, ES] — Monoskop Log | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
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OSCON 2012: Tim O'Reilly, "The Clothesline Paradox and the Sharing Economy"

Open source software was one of the earliest successful examples of a sharing economy that has had huge economic impact. But as alternative energy advocate S...
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Meeting of Minds: Interview with Manuel de Landa

An interview taped at the European Graduate School in Switzerland for Meeting of the Minds produced and directed by Linda Lewett dance-tech.tv
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Dr. James Martin — A crunch is coming

Dr. James Martin — Futurist Entrepreneur, British visionary entrepreneur, science-sponsor, author. Largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford ...
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genealogy of collaboration - alejandro jodorowsky

an excerpt from the DVD of the book 'Metagenealogía', by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa.
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Truth is concrete 21/09 20:00 I Antanas Mockus: Bogotá change

Bogotá change Antanas Mockus (CO) in conversation with Joanna Warsza (PL) Truth is concrete A 24/7 marathon camp on artistic strategies in politics and polit...
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Where Thomas Nagel Went Wrong

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The philosopher's critique of evolution wasn't shocking. So why have his colleagues raked him over the coals?
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John Searle: The Philosophy of Language - Sane Society

John Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Noted for his contributions to the philosophy of language, phil...
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David Deutsch - Closer to Truth

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Closer To Truth is the definitive television series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God, a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence.

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mtmeme's curator insight, May 13, 2013 11:10 AM

This series of videos is also online. The interviews are grouped around single questions answered by several different people. Some questions: Is information fundamental? How are brains conscious? Is free will an illusion? This organization facilitates browsing and following questions from different perspectives.  Wonderful resource!

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Functionalism and mental boundaries

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According to extended cognitivists, the mind’s location is only partly in the head. In addition, extended cognitivists have argued, the mind is located in parts of the world outside the body.

 

Moreover, the possibility of extended cognition suggests new lines of research within the domain of social cognition. If minds extend, the boundaries that define the units of social interaction become less certain. Perhaps minds overlap. If, as some extended cognitivists believe, features of the environment comprise parts of a cognitive system, then a single piece of the world might constitute a piece of distinct cognitive systems. More dramatically, perhaps parts of a mind of one individual may be located within the mind of another. Insofar as extended cognition can make such possibilities plausible, social psychologists will need to re-interpret the nature of social interaction, will need to re-examine how the motivations and emotions of a single agent can influence an extended cognitive system, and so on.


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Ramziddin Roberts's curator insight, September 17, 2015 8:38 AM

This article debates about how the mind can be found in the body and rather outside of the body. Functionalism plays key in this because the psychologist that debate this have different introspections of the mind and how it is functioned throughout the human body and where exactly is the human mind located.