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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

This building, except for my apt, is completely kipple-ized. Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s homeopape. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if … Continue reading

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Lawless Universe – Joe Rosen (2010)

Science and the Hunt for Reality Ch 1 – Objective or Subjective That Is the Question We live in an objective real world, and we gain objective (actually intersubjective) knowledge of it thru our physical senses and by means of … Continue reading

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The Ethical Brain – M. S. Gazzaniga (2005)

Start: Fri, Feb 05 Gazzaniga Dartmouth Dana Press Bioethicists: philosophers theologians public policy on morality how the brain enables the mind how beliefs are formed & deepened Neuroethics OLD: field of philosophy right/wrongs – treatment / enhancement of human brain … Continue reading

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THE ORIGINS OF VIRTUE (1996): Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

Prologue Prince Peter Kropotkin theory of human evolution free-thinking anarchist | secret revolutionary <<Mutual Aid: A factor in Evolution>> Thomas Henry Huxley [Malthus, Hobbes, Machiavelli, St. Augustine –> Sophist Gr. philo.s] nature: arena for pitiless struggle btw self-interested creatures human … Continue reading

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Fishbowl Reading List

Henry Adams & John Dewey Kant Critique of Pure Reason Francis Fukuyama End of History & the Last Man Hermann Hesse John Stuart Mill Ayn Rand Matt Ridley Origins of Virtue (QH366.2 .R527 1997) Jeffrey Sachs End of Poverty Adam Smith Wealth … Continue reading

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Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

“Your soul is the whole world.” When a man is asleep, he penetrates his innermost & dwells in Atman. One must find the source w/in one’s own self, one must possess it. “One is the bow, the arrow is the … Continue reading

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