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Dualism

Why the Soul Is Tiptoeing Back Into the Conversation

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter Into the Evolution of the Physical Universe? Part 3

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

To rationally settle this issue one needs an adequate conceptual framework. Finding one is not easy, however. That's because the dynamics involved is described in three different incompatible languages.

Mind Games -- The Making of a Thriller, Part II

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Bill DeSmedt

By formulating the Cogito, Descartes was implicitly espousing the view that mind exists independently as something distinct from, and different from, matter. Where he ran into problems was when he tried working his way back from the mind's reality to the reality of anything else.

All Paths Lead to Magical Thinking

Matthew Hutson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science
Matthew Hutson

You believe in God or astrology or a purpose in life because you apply ideas about people -- that they have thoughts and intentions -- to the natural world. What has not been clarified is exactly how various cognitive biases interact to produce specific ideas about the supernatural -- until now.

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 4): Dualism

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Cartesian dualism presupposed an independent reality "out there" that remains undisturbed during scientific observation. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle removes the partition separating mind from matter, rendering a fatal blow to Cartesian dualism.

I Think, Therefore I Eat Junk Food: Philosophy and Health

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.03.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

So are you a dualist? Most scientists reject the notion that the mind has an immaterial substance that's unlike the physical world. Instead, they argue that the mind somehow emerges from the squishy matter called the brain -- a philosophy called physicalism.

Can Conflict Actually Improve Relationships?

Peter Baksa | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

Instead of labeling the other person or our ourselves as bad or wrong, see this as an opportunity or contrasting life situation that will allow you to build a bridge to a better place, a more desirable moment.

The Meeting Of Science And Mysticism

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

It's a well-worn truth that the modern world is built upon science and technology. But this truth doesn't dominate everyday life as much as one might think.

A New Year, And Possibly A New World

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Upheavals in the outer world are secondary, in the long sweep of history, to inner revolutions. We may be on the verge of such a one.

Does Your Mind Impact Your Health?

Marc B. Levin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

In a discussion of health, wellness and well-being, an important concept is the relationship between the mind and the body. There are two primary ways of looking at the mind-body relationship.

Cara Santa Maria

Mental Illness Is Brain Illness

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

The mind does not exert power on the brain nor does the brain exert power on the mind. Mind is an emergent property of brain. And mental illness is a dysfunction of both sides of the coin.

Is That All There Is? Subjectivity And My Stupid Computer

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

There are different ways of experiencing things. I tend to focus more on what I conceive as the difference between things, instead of how the same things can be experienced in different ways.

The Tyranny of the Body in the Quest for Spiritual Life

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

When physical appetites obscure the human spirit, we enter the chaos of interior and exterior conflict, addiction, enslavement, and hypocrisy.

The Emperor's New FMRI

Barry Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Schwartz

The lay attitude, "naïve reductionism," assumes that the causes of behavior lie in states of the brain, not in states of psychology. This is a profound mistake.

Partner As Guru: Relationship As An Evolutionary Tool (VIDEO)

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Devotion might look like what a student has with a teacher or an aspirant has with a guru. The teacher must be high minded and the guru must be the best kind with the highest goals of the student in mind.