Monthly Archives: August 2016

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino (Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno];[1] 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the … Continue reading

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Morality

Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain the origins of and variation in human moral reasoning on the basis of innate, modular foundations. At present, the theory proposes six such foundations: Care, Fairness, Liberty, Loyalty, Authority, … Continue reading

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Paul W. Glimcher

Paul W. Glimcher is an American neuroscientist, psychologist and economist. He played a central role in developing the emerging field of neuroeconomics. He lives with his family in New York City. Glimcher holds the Julius Silver, Rosyln S. Silver and … Continue reading

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cyborgs

  Miguel Nicolelis showing how a clever monkey in the US learned to control a robot arm in Japan

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Tefillin

Tefillin (Askhenazic: /ˈtfɪlᵻn/; Israeli Hebrew: [tfiˈlin], תפילין), also called phylacteries (/fɪˈlæktəriːz/ from Ancient Greek φυλακτήριον phylacterion, form of phylássein, φυλάσσειν meaning “to guard, protect”), are a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from … Continue reading

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To Have or to Be?

To Have or to Be? is a 1976 book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, in which he differentiates between having and being. Fromm mentions how modern society has become materialistic and prefers “having” to “being”. He mentions the great promise of … Continue reading

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value judgments

Culture, Perception, & Reality by GOOD SIGN on APRIL 21, 2015 When information passes through our knowledge filter, one of three things happens: We decide that the information is not meaningful to us and the perception stops there; We do not … Continue reading

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power

Futurist Alvin Toffler describes three forms of power and shows how these have changed over time. Violence The most basic form of power is violence, or physical forms of power. ‘Might is right’ is their watchword and it is close … Continue reading

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Schwartz Culture Model

J Pers Assess. 2005 Oct;85(2):170-8. Measuring values with the Short Schwartz’s Value Survey. Lindeman M1, Verkasalo M. Author information Abstract The reliability and validity of the Short Schwartz’s Value Survey (SSVS) was examined in 4 studies. In Study 1 (N … Continue reading

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Korean Christians

East Asia was one of the last areas to receive Christianity, beginning in about the seventeenth century. Today, Korea has the largest Christian population by percentage of all the countries in Asia. Beginning as a lay-movement among Silhak scholars who … Continue reading

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