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  • The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations (2016)

    The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations My newest book now available is titled, The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations.The Buddha's teachings are, at heart, a way of life based on a revolutionary psychology which emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. Through an...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • The Biological Origin of “Self” (2014)

    "Everything should be as simple as it can be but not simpler!” ~ Albert Einstein The Biological Origin of “Self” In my book, The Buddha’s Teachings: Seeing Without Illusion, I explore the Buddha’s concept of Anatta, or no-self. I show that the Buddha described the concept of self as a relative,...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • Clearly Stating the Obvious Inscrutability of Existence (2013)

    “ Everything should be as simple as it can be but not simpler!” Albert Einstein This short essay takes serious the advice of Albert Einstein and will satisfactorily clarify the title in a couple of paragraphs. One of the topics that I discussed in my book, The Teachings of the Buddha: Seeing Without...
    (My publication) Posted by: Rodger R Ricketts, Psy.D.
  • Constructive Recollection THESIS (2013)

    We all live in the same world and we all have our trust, expectations, presumptions, predictions, beliefs and intentions. They might even be wrapped up in a theory or a model that we can try and value, intuit and realize or know and sense, in our own mind or interactively. Constructive recollection is...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • Processing Criticism And Spontaneity (2013)

    If Social Constructionism does not prefer monistic Postmodernism over dualistic Modernism, it should include, next to living expressions and spontaneous gestures, criticism into its process model, occurring as independent confirmation and implying coordinated reflection between the knowing organism and...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • Keeping Faith: Evolution and Theology (2010)

    By Jayna L. Ditty and Philip A. Rolnick Since 1859, with the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species , biology has increasingly challenged comfortable theological assumptions. Being convinced, however, that evolutionary biology and theology have in common the desire to know truth, we have...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • The Evolution of Misbelief (2009)

    Ryan T. McKay, Daniel C. Dennett From an evolutionary standpoint, a default presumption is that true beliefs are adaptive and misbeliefs maladaptive. But if humans are biologically engineered to appraise the world accurately and to form true beliefs, how are we to explain the routine exceptions to this...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Evolution and Emergence: Systems, Organizations, Persons (2009)

    By Amos Yong | Religious Studies Review "This volume extends the conversation opened up by the series of volumes produced by the jointly sponsored Vatican Observatory and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (Berkeley, CA) ventures and by a number of previous publications on the topic...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Intelligence (2009)

    "In this groundbreaking look at the evolution of our brains, eminent neuroscientists Gary Lynch and Richard Granger uncover the mysteries of the outsize intelligence of our ancestors, who had bigger brains than humans living today. Weaving together history, science, and the latest theories of artificial...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Colony-level cognition (2009)

    James A.R. Marshall and Nigel R. Franks "What is cognition? We favour the following definition of cognition: “cognition [is] the ability to use internal representations of information acquired in separate events, and to combine these to generate novel information and apply it in an adaptive manner...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
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