Psychology

Bernardo Kastrup on Consciousness

Jul 17th, 2018 | By

Uniform Reprints of Bernardo’s Books Bernardo Kastrup’s exploratory journeys through the thoughtscapes of philosophy of mind, ontology, neuroscience of consciousness, psychology, foundations of physics and philosophy of life. A recent paper, published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies, has peaked the interest of the scientific community and others. Bernardo has become a regular contributor at Scientific American

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The Fall, Revised Edition 2018 with Afterword.

Jun 5th, 2018 | By

by Steve Taylor FOR THE LAST 6000 years, human beings have been suffering from a kind of collective psychosis. For almost all of recorded history human beings have been – at least to some degree – insane. This seems incredible because we have come to accept the consequences of our insanity as normal. If madness

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The Real Meaning of ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’

Jan 17th, 2018 | By

By Steve Taylor, Reprinted from Psychology Today It’s a dangerous over-simplification to believe that some people are innately ‘good’ while others are innately ‘evil’ or ‘bad.’ This misleading concept underpins the justice system of many countries – ‘bad’ people commit crimes, and since they are intrinsically ‘bad’, they should be locked away so that they

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The Fall

May 20th, 2016 | By

UNDERLYING UNHAPPINESS by Steve Taylor Some of us think we can make ourselves happy by becoming rich and successful, by treating ourselves to endless pleasures and amusements, by finding an ideal partner, an ideal job, an ideal house, etc. But as is shown by the large number of studies of pools and lottery winners, of

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Framespotting

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

Behind the Scenes Ever wanted to look behind the scenes at a theatre, a rock concert, or an airport? Of course you have: backstage is a hidden world where exciting things go on, a secret world most of us rarely get to see. There’s a hidden world behind everyday life too. “Framing” operates behind the

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AFTER THE FALL: THE ROOTS OF PSYCHIC PATHOLOGY AND ALIENATION FROM NATURE

Oct 9th, 2015 | By

Part One by Steve Taylor, author of The Fall (Iff Books) Since Europeans first arrived on the shores of the ‘New World,’ one of the greatest sources of culture clash between European colonists and indigenous tribal peoples has been their different attitudes to nature. Indigenous peoples throughout the world have been consistently appalled by European

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