In Western languages, especially in their modern versions, do we sometimes use nouns to conceive things when we don’t really need to?
Ed Gibney@Philip_Goff Thanks for coming to our @NEHumanists house meeting in Durham last night. It was a real privilege for us! It was nice to meet you too. Here's the article I mentioned about Chinese/English Verb/Noun differences.
Philosopher Christian List argues against reductionism and determinism in accounts of the mind.
Ed GibneyI might call this "undetermined determinism" rather than free will, but I'm very excited to see @GreggDCaruso debate Christian List about this in Newcastle on 5 November (thanks to @philosopher1923).
Free Will Is Real — An Interview With Christian List
Ed GibneySpot on final reply from @mpigliucci in his exchange of letters about panpsychism with @Philip_Goff.
"Once data are ruled out as arbiters among theories, those theories become pointless, just another clever intellectual game."
An evolutionary teleological view would be that no matter where you are in the cosmos, that there is, under the right conditions, a direction toward more complex, organized structures (both physical and non-physical).
Ed GibneyGreat new research from @sbkaufman helps take us beyond happiness studies to find that health and growth are the things that matter most. He also resolves some paradoxes about self-actualisation (I'm doing great!) vs. self-transcendence (I don't matter!).
Hello! It's been four months since I posted my last short story so I must sadly be getting slower at writing these. Hopefully this will be one of the hardest ones to write though since it actually...
Ed GibneyFREE preview available now for my latest short story. This one is on the character strength "Perspective".
For contentious issues that affect many people and other forms of life, whose perspective should matter most?
In 2018, the world will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Abraham Maslow’s classic paper published in Psychological Review that proposed a hierarchical approach to human motivation. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs — that pyramid constructed on a base of...