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 Topics in current philosophy and culture studies

By: Dr. Sam Vaknin

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Philosophical Writings

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Philosophy of Science

Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Information Technology and Internet

Psychology and Mental Health

The Philosophy of Economics

Culture and Society

History

Issues in Current Philosophy

Ethics

Moral Dilemmas in Films

Cyclopedia of Factoids

Blogging the Apocalypse


Philosophy of Science

Science vs. Religion

Is God Necessary?

The Fine-tuned Universe and the Emergence of Life

Theodicy: The Problem of Evil

Miracles, Wonders, Signs

Scientific Theories and Science's Life Cycle

Time Asymmetry Re-Visited (Abstract Only)

Anthropic Agents and the Increase of Entropy (Abstract Only)

The Science of Superstitions

Parapsychology and the Paranormal

The Decoherence of Measurement

The Quantum of Continuity

Notes and Thoughts about String Theory

The Complexity of Simplicity

And Technical Note about Ambiguity and Vagueness

 


Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Psychophysics

The Basic Dilemma of the Artist

Turing Machines and Universes

The Fourth Law (of Robotics) - Part I

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part I (The Brain)

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part II (Psychotherapy)

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part III (Dreams)

The Chinese Room Revisited

The Interrupted Self

Being John Malkovich

Intuition

Parapsychology and the Paranormal

The Shattered Identity

SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the Aliens Conundrum


Information Technology and Internet

Internet: A Medium or a Message?

The Interconnected Chaos - A Dialogue

The Solow Paradox

The Law of Technology and the Technology of Law -
An Epistolary Dialogue

The Revolt of the Poor: Intellectual Property

Metaphors of the Net

A Brief History of the Book


Psychology and Mental Health

The Myth of Mental Illness

The Insanity of the Defense

In Defense of Psychoanalysis

Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited

Narcissism - Frequently Asked Questions

Personality Disorders

Parenting: The Irrational Vocation

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part I (The Brain)

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part II (Psychotherapy)

The Metaphors of the Mind - Part III (Dreams)

Use and Abuse of Differential Diagnoses

The Iron Mask: Acute Anger and Psychopathology

Narcissists, Ethnic or Religious Affiliation, and Terrorists

Object Relations - The Psychology of Mass and Serial Killers

The Psychology of Torture

Narcissism in the Boardroom

The Offspring of Aeolus: On the Incest Taboo

The Roots of Pedophilia

The Habit of Identity

The Manifold of Sense

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Pathology of Love

Born Aliens

On Dis-ease

On Empathy

Uniqueness

Traumas as Social Interactions


The Philosophy of Economics

The Dismal Mind - Economics as a Pretension to Science

Economics - The Neglected Branch of Psychology

The Economics of Expectations

Moral Hazard the Survival Value of Risk

Governments and Growth

The Principal-Agent Conundrum

The Roller Coaster Market - On Volatility and Risk

The Misconception of Scarcity

The Green-Eyed Capitalist

The Disruptive Engine - Innovation and the Capitalist Dream

Workaholism, Leisure and Pleasure

The Demise of the Work Ethic

The Distributive Justice of the Market

Anarchy as an Organizing Principle

Immortality and Mortality in the Economic Sciences

The Professions of the Future

The Revolt of the Poor: Intellectual Property

The Fabric of Economic Trust

Scavenger Economies and Predator Economies

Market Impeders and Market Inefficiencies

Surfing the Third Wave

Notes on the Economics of Game Theory

The Redistributive Mechanism of Divorce

Knowledge and Power


Culture and Society

Collective Narcissism

Narcissistic Leaders

The Narcissism of Small Differences

Legalizing Crime

The Semi-failed State

The Argument for Torture

A Brief History of the Book

Future Perfect

Second Middle Ages

Renaissance and Nazism as Ideas of Progress

Environmentalism and Post-modernism as Ideas of Progress

Democracy and New Colonialism

Narcissists, Ethnic or Religious Affiliation, and Terrorists

Terrorism as a Psychodynamic Phenomenon

Form and Anti Form: The Metaphorically Correct Artist

Workaholism, Leisure and Pleasure

Althusser and the competing interpellations

The Cultural Narcissist: Christopher Lasch

The Madness of Playing Games

Parenting: The Irrational Vocation

On Achievement

The Happiness of Others

The Egoistic Friend

The Murder of Oneself

Eugenics and the Future of the Human Species

The Encroachment of the Public

The Professions of the Future

The Revolt of the Poor: Intellectual Property

Surfing the Third Wave

The Redistributive Mechanism of Divorce

The Good Enough Family

What Doth a Leader Make?

Knowledge and Power

The Virtual Home

Dreams of Reality - A Dialogue about Art

The Offspring of Aeolus: On Incest

Ethical Relativism and Absolute Taboos

Cannibalism and Human Sacrifice

The Turtle Syndrome

The Predicament of the Newly Rich

The Impeachment of The President

Responses by members of the US Senate

Elites - A Dialogue about History

On Dis-ease

Nature - The False Dichotomy

The Interconnected Chaos - A Dialogue

The Minmaj Rule

The Solow Paradox

The Poets and the Eclipse

The Dance of Jael

The Secret Art of Power - An Epistolary Dialogue

The Law of Technology and the Technology of Law -
An Epistolary Dialogue

A Classification of Cultures

Surpassing Man - An Epistolary Dialogue

The Varieties of Corruption

The Ghost in the Net - An Epistolary Dialogue

And Then There Were Too Many

The Merits of Stereotypes

Sex or Gender

The Natural Roots of Sexuality

Serial Killers as a Cultural Construct

Atheism in a Post-religious World - Book Review

Introduction to Saints - Book Review

Anarchism for a Post-modern Age


 

History

 

Herzl's Butlers

The Inverted Saint - Hitler

Fascism - The Tensile Permanence

Russia's Second Empire

The Iraqi and the Madman

Just War and the Construct of the West

Left and Right in a Divided Europe

Communism, Capitalism, Feudalism

The Betrayal of History

America's Second Civil War

A Dialog about Anti-Semitism

Democracy and New Colonialism

Anarchism for a Post-modern Age

The Beginning of History - Islam and Liberalism

Renaissance and Nazism as Ideas of Progress

Environmentalism and Post-modernism as Ideas of Progress


Issues in Current Philosophy

Death, Life and the Question of Identity

Fact and Truth

Fragments 1

Fragments 2

The Partiality of Wholeness

On Achievement

The Possibility of Necessity

Parsimony - The Fourth Substance

The Legitimacy of Final Causes

The Traversal of the Infinite

The Meaninglessness of External Causes

Polar Concepts

The Definition of Definitions

Context, Background, Meaning

Bestowed Existence

The Nature of Reality - An Epistolary Dialogue

Manners of Speech

Intuition


Ethics

"Morals for the 21st Century" - Book Review

Morality as a Mental State

Narcissism and Evil

Nature, Aesthetics, Pleasure, and Ethics

Affiliation and Morality

On Being Human

On Empathy

The Happiness of Others

The Egoistic Friend

Ethical Relativism and Absolute Taboos

Cannibalism and Human Sacrifice

The Murder of Oneself

Legalizing Crime

The Argument for Torture

The Myth of the Right to Life

Euthanasia and the Right to Die

The Aborted Contract

In Our Own Image - The Debate about Cloning

Eugenics and the Future of the Human Species

The Rights of Animals

The Impeachment of The President

Surpassing Man - An Epistolary Dialogue

Atheism in a Post-religious World - Book Review

Using Data from Nazi Medical Experiments


Moral Dilemmas in Films

The Matrix

Being John Malkovich

The American Hostel

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Shattered Identity

Titanic, or a Moral Deliberation

I, Robot - The Fourth Law of Robotics

Dreamcatcher - The Myth of Destructibility

"The Truman Show" - A Moral Deliberation

The Columnist in the Mousetrap

(Articles are added periodically)


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