Predrag Slijepcevic

The Astrobiological Cat

(2019, GA)

To some philosophers of biology, all macrobes, including us, are bacterial vectors: organisms to transport bacteria.

Sven Hroar Klempe

The Genealogy of Personality Psychology

(2019, SMA) 

Human beings as individuals from XVI century Christian Reformation and self-examination of true believer to XX century self-improvement culture.

Sahanika Ratnayake

The problem of Mindfulness

(2019, GA)

The mindfulness techniques are not so worldview-neutral as we think especially in the domain of human nature.

Kevin Lande

Do you compute?

(2019, SP)

Is the phrase "the brain is a computer" a literal truth, just a metaphor, scientific hypothesis or maybe something else?

Corey S. Powell

The weirdest idea in quantum physics is catching on

(2019, GA)

Many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics in everyday life: There may be endless worlds with countless versions of you.

Thomas Henricks

The Myth of the Self-Made Individual

(2017, GA)

Some serious problems with the ideas of self-made individuals, self-reliance and rejection of traditional social roles and norms.

Danny Hillis

The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

(2016, GA)

We are our institutions, cooperating super-organisms, entangled amalgams of people and machines with super-human intelligence, processing, sensing, deciding, acting.

Artur Nilsson

A non-reductive science of personality, character, and well-being must take the person's worldview into account

(2014, SMA)

On the non-reductive account, what is essential is that we take the person's subjective experiences and their meanings seriously, in psychological terms, treating them as real and irreducible.

Jonathan Haidth

Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

(2012, GA)

Multi-level natural selection sometimes is creating a superorganism and that is what happened in the last half-million years when our own ancestors became cultural creatures.

Jacob B. Hirsh et al.

Psychological Entropy: A Framework for Understanding Uncertainty-Related Anxiety

(2011, SMA)

The human  body, brain, and mind as a self-organizing systems managing “psychological entropy” as derived from thermodynamics and information theory.

Andy Clark

Natural born cyborgs

(2003, SMA)

How much our minds extend into our cultural environment, tools, and technologies?

Dan P. McAdams

The Psychology of Life Stories

(2001, SMA)

Our personalities as biological traits (sketch), personal adaptations (details) and cultural stories (integration and meaning).

Ariel Bleicher

Technology Will Soon Give Us Precise Control Over Our Brains and Genes

(2020, GA)

The further we explore gene therapies and brain implants, the more we will confront the question of what it means to control the very essence of who we are.

Salah Mahmoudi et al.

Turning back time with emerging rejuvenation strategies

(2019, SP)

Once considered irreversible, ageing is in fact remarkably malleable.

Adam Rutheford

The human league: what separates us from other animals?

(2018, GA)

Why a woman or man from 1,000 centuries ago would fit in perfectly well in any city in the world today but the way we live our lives since then has become ever more complex?

Alex Rosenberg

Humans Are Hardwired to Tell History in Stories. Neuroscience Tells Us Why We Get Them Wrong

(2018, SMA)

How evolution gave us the wrong ideas about how people think and how to use instead the same tools scientists use: models and theories we can quantify and test.

Owen Flanagan, Gregg D. Caruso


(2018, GA)

Assuming that the details of how consciousness is realized in the brain will be given, and is already being given, by neuroscience, a second really hard problem remains: How, given that consciousness is a natural phenomenon, does human life mean anything?

Woodrow Barfield, Alexander Williams

Cyborgs and Enhancement Technology

(2017, SMA)

The human body is becoming more mechanical and computational: new philosophies on identity will be required in parallel with new social structures.

Emilia de la Sienra et al.

Worldviews, A Mental Construct Hiding the Potential of Human BEHAVIOR

(2017, SP)

A cross-disciplinary synthesis suggesting importance of "the mind and its worldview" as a central layer mediating between capturing data nervous system and more specific mental states-decisions-behaviors.

Tom Chatfield

Technology is killing the myth of human centrality – let's embrace our demotion

(2016, GA)

What it means to be human when the machines taking on more and more of the attributes we used to think of as uniquely human and are extensions not only of our muscles and brains; they are extensions of our relationships to others – family, friends, colleagues, and compatriots.

Paul E. Griffiths

Reconstructing Human Nature

(2009, SMA)

How bio-cultural basis for human nature works?

Robert Gardner, Heidi Burgess

Identity Frames

(2003, GA)

In a nutshell, identity frames "crop" information and perspectives that do not align with or perhaps contradict features of an individual's core identity.

Liane M. Gabora

Conceptual Closure: How Memories are Woven into an Interconnected Worldview

(2000, SMA)

The episodic mind of early hominids contained separated episodes and reacted only to similar environmental stimuli: how the stream of consciousness, abstractions, and well-structured worldview developed?