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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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Is Intelligence an Algorithm?

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By

How do we understand the world around us? How do we solve problems? Often the answer to these questions follows a certain pattern, an algorithm if you wish. This is the case when our analytical left-brain side is at work. However, there are also elements in our behaviour where intelligence appears to follow a more

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Atheism Reclaimed

Nov 6th, 2017 | By

Rooted in continental philosophy, phenomenology and existential philosophy, Atheism Reclaimed is original in its attempt to create different existential concepts to give expressions to what an authentic atheism might look like for the 21st Century. Utilizing thinkers like Heidegger, Nietzsche, Bataille and Ranciere, Virno and Sartre, Patrick O’Connor opens up a new path for atheist

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Basics First

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

New from Iff Books, Basics First, introduces an innovative way of thinking about money. Sema and Manu Dube argue that we do away with regulations, allow people to travel wherever they want and trade freely. Simple enough, but trade will never be free if one party cannot walk away because to do so would threaten

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Reviews for Mental Penguins

May 2nd, 2017 | By

Mental Penguins – out this month! A sobering look at the ongoing crisis in civic learning and the fatal attraction of information technology. I literally could not put this book down. Prof. Sardamov makes a passionate, meticulously-researched and utterly compelling case for reinstating reading (yes: old-fashioned text-based reading) at the heart of formal education. No

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Featured Author – Bernardo Kastrup

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

Bernardo Kastrup is one of our bestselling Iff Books authors and a contributor to the recently published Pandeism: An Anthology, edited by Knujon Mapson, with his article on’ The Idealist Interpretation of Pandeism’. Bernardo has authored many scientific papers and philosophy books. His three most recent books are: More Than Allegory, Brief Peeks Beyond and

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Mental Penguins

Feb 14th, 2017 | By

Mental Penguins The Neverending Education Crisis and the False Promise of the Information Аge This fascinating book is a sobering look at the ongoing crisis in civic learning and the fatal attraction of information technology. Professor Ivelin Sardamov draws on key findings in neuroscience to explain the waning interest in and knowledge of complex social

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Pandeism: Criticism and Analysis from Other Views

Feb 5th, 2017 | By

An excerpt from the Pandeism Anthology: Throughout its history, Pandeism has drawn both a critical and comparative eye from adherents to other theological models. The conventional practice in organizing comparative religious literature seems to be to order pieces so that conventional Westernworld views are given prominence. Here, we upend this tendency by putting ahead of

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Philosophical Implications of Pandeism

Jan 31st, 2017 | By

An excerpt from the Pandeism Anthology: “Omniscience, Omnipotence and Pantheism,” by Richard Francks PhD, sets the stage with an observation on the nature of omniscience as applied to experiential knowledge. Next, “Leibniz’s Best World Claim Restructured,” by William C. Lane, presents a tour-de-force of moral consequence, explaining how a creator wholly becoming the creation— without

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Fundamentals of Pandeism

Jan 27th, 2017 | By

An excerpt from the Pandeism anthology: What is the essence of Pandeism? This section contains articles broadly examining the heart of the proposition. It is logic-based, friendly to science and scientific discovery, and yet accounts for spirituality, and for characteristics of the human experience that defy quantification. First, in “The Idealist Interpretation of Pandeism,” Bernardo

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