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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

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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

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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

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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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A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Embodied cognition, the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind, is one of the more ...
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PLOS ONE: Evolvability Is Inevitable: Increasing Evolvability without the Pressure to Adapt

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PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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John Searle on Ludwig Wittgenstein: Section 1

Bryan Magee talks to John Searle about the legacy of Ludwig Wittgenstein; ranging from his early work, the Tractatus, to his posthumously published, Philosop...
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The Day We Learned To Think (Documentary)

Understanding of humans' earliest past often comes from studying fossils. They tell us much of what we know about the people who lived before us. There is on...
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On Borges, Particles and the Paradox of the Perceived

On Borges, Particles and the Paradox of the Perceived | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
How can science, philosophy and a work of pure imagination meet to deepen our understanding of the physical world?
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Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (2012) — Monoskop Log

Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (2012) — Monoskop Log | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Writings on art, culture, and media technology
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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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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.

Arifa Karim's curator insight, September 14, 2017 8:24 AM

Is functionalism more cognitive psychology? Does functionalism not portray it's field properly? Some arguments and controversy has been produced stating that cognition takes more place. 

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By way of an Introduction-a (very) partial list of my most salient writings

The following is a (very) partial list of my most salient writings, enjoy, and interact.

 

A Cyber Soaring Humanity

1. A Cyber Soaring Humanity (or The rise of the Cyber Unified Civilization)

2.The Natural Asymmetry of Infocologies

3.This mountain has no top

4.Hybrid futures, Knowmads and the Notion state

5. Hybrid futures and Knowmads (pt2)

6.Knowmads as metabolic reactors of information (Hybrid Future and Knowmads (pt 3)

7.Knowmads as Aesthetic Curators of information (Hybrid Futures & Knowmads pt 4)

8. Knowmads as Critical Relevancies (Hybrid Futures & Knowmads pt 5)

9. Aesthetic Management As The Future Of Joy (or a Foray in InfoBeauty)

 

Forays in Philotopia

# Polytopia as Rhizomatic Hyperconnectivity- a new form of wisdom emerges

# The Future History of Individualism (Pt.1)

# Parsing Hyper Humanism – a different angle to Posthumanism

# The Luxurious Ambiguity of Intelligence in Hyperconnectivity

 

Cyber Identity

# Fluid affinities replace nucleic identity

# What is it like to be a ‘Nym’ - A Polytopian Stance

# Some will be Gangsters of Poetry, Some will be Pan-Symbolists

# Archeodatalogy - Entwined, Enmeshed, Entangled

# Serendipity – Inadvertently sampling the non-obvious

 

On Cyborg (at The Society Pages - Cyborgology)

Becoming a Cyborg should be taken gently: Of Modern Bio-Paleo-Machines

 

Other Cyborg essays

Animal Cyborgization, from Technorganic pets to Cyber-Hyle servants pt.1

Cyborg-Love , Techno-Desire, Cyber-Tenderness (pt. 1&2)

Hyperconnected Bodies, the rising cloud of self-aware data

Bringing remoteness to immediacy - We are all techno-shamans

Buddha’s 2,600th enlightenment day, A robot blesses the masses ?

Dada Machines - Digitized situationism?


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Benoit Mandelbrot - Hunting the Hidden Dimension Nova (2008)

uploaded by teamfresh @ http://fractal.co / http://hd-fractals.com You may not know it, but fractals, like the air you breathe, are all around you. Their irr...
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John Searle on Ludwig Wittgenstein: Section 2

I'm sorry for the cliffhanger at the end...:) Bryan Magee talks to John Searle about the legacy of Ludwig Wittgenstein; ranging from his early work, the Trac...
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Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world

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Stewart Brand was at the heart of 60s counterculture and is now revered as a tech visionary whose book anticipated the web. Carole Cadwalladr met him
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Manuel de Landa Part 1: The Geopolitics of Urban History

FIRST LECTURE: The Geopolitics of Urban History. Why not China? Why not Islam? Why did the power of Europe (and its ex-colonies) ended up prevailing in this ...
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