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Reinforcing Effects of Electrical Brain Stimulation

Source: Wireheading Introduction In 1954, Olds and Milner reported an observation that arguably represents the most intriguing and enigmatic phenomenon biopsychologists have yet encountered. They noted that a rat preferred the region of the test apparatus where it received electrical … Continue reading

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Canadian bioethicist asks, why have children?

Michael Cook BioEdge Is it good to have children? Most people would think so, but there is a range of views amongst utilitarian bioethicists. Rebecca Bennett, from the University of Manchester, believes that having children is just another irrational experience … Continue reading

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Time to reclaim your privacy, says philosopher

Catherine Armitage Sydney Morning Herald GOOGLE, Yahoo, Facebook and other commercial organisations that mine data on people’s private activities should be required to regularly ”send us a report on what they have got on us”, the English celebrity philosopher A.C. … Continue reading

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Green Philosophy

Roger Scruton RSA Writer and philosopher Roger Scruton argues that conservatism is far better suited to tackle environmental problems than either liberalism or socialism. Chaired by Matthew Taylor, chief executive, the RSA. Listen to a podcast of the full event … Continue reading

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Animal sex question stuns school ethics inquiry

AAP Australian A LIBERAL MP has stunned a NSW inquiry into school ethics classes by asking a witness if she approved of a philosopher who “justified sexual relations between humans and animals”. Other MPs immediately accused conservative NSW Liberal MP … Continue reading

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Alan Watts: A Critique of Carl Jung – Seeing Through the Game

Youtube In this rare audio, Alan Watts provides a commentary on Carl Jung and the early Chinese Taoist book, “The Secret of the Golden Flower”. Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and … Continue reading

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Human all too human – Martin Heidegger

German philosopher Martin Heidegger examined the central question of human existence by investigating human self-awareness.

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