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Social Aspects

10 titles
  • The Singularity

    Could artificial intelligence really out-think us (and would we want it to)?
    Uziel Awret

    Volume combining two special issues of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on the philosophical aspects of a possible artificial intelligence singularity

  • Situated Aesthetics

    Art Beyond the Skin
    Riccardo Manzotti

    This book focuses on externalist approaches to art. It is the first fruit of a workshop held in Milan in September 2009, where leading scholars in the emerging field of psychology of art compared their different approaches using a neutral language and discussing freely their goals.

  • Reforming Science

    Beyond Belief
    Brian K. Ridley

    In the 17th century Sir Francis Bacon advocated the patient study of Nature for the benefit of mankind. Most of science today, in its study of medicine, genetics, electronics etc., continues that pragmatic Baconian tradition without fuss.

  • Transdisciplinary Cybernetics and Cybersemiotics

    Soren Brier

    The guiding idea behind this collection of papers is a presentation of the transdisciplinary scope of the new semiotics offering a deeper and broader framework than the structuralist semiology.

  • Science in Civil Society

    John Ziman

    These days, science is everywhere. How should we respond to this ambiguous and ubiquitous thing called science?

  • Why Spirituality is Difficult for Westerners

    David Hay

    Dr Hay is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. A zoologist by profession, his research has been guided by the hypothesis that religious or spiritual awareness is biologically natural to the human species and has been selected for in evolution.

  • Science as a Spiritual Practice

    Imants Baruss

    Science as a Spiritual Practice is in three parts. In the first part the author argues that there are problems with materialism and that self-transformation could lead individual scientists to more comprehensive ways of understanding reality.

  • Psychedelic Horizons

    Thomas B. Roberts

    This is a different kind of book about psychedelics. Rather than describing psychedelic experiences, it presents four future-oriented ideas 'coming over the psychedelic horizon', which illustrate the potential benefits of psychedelics for humanity.

  • Paradoxical Primate

    Colin Talbot

    Human beings have an evolved but highly adaptable nature. This book sets out to establish a new framework for understanding human nature, from an evolutionary perspective but drawing on existing social sciences.

  • Volitional Brain

    Towards a Neuroscience of Freewill
    Benjamin Libet

    The puzzling status of volition is explored in this issue by a distinguished body of scientists and philosophers.