To some philosophers of biology, all macrobes, including us, are bacterial vectors: organisms to transport bacteria.
Sven Hroar Klempe
Human beings as individuals from XVI century Christian Reformation and self-examination of true believer to XX century self-improvement culture.
The mindfulness techniques are not so worldview-neutral as we think especially in the domain of human nature.
Is the phrase "the brain is a computer" a literal truth, just a metaphor, scientific hypothesis or maybe something else?
Corey S. Powell
Many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics in everyday life: There may be endless worlds with countless versions of you.
Some serious problems with the ideas of self-made individuals, self-reliance and rejection of traditional social roles and norms.
We are our institutions, cooperating super-organisms, entangled amalgams of people and machines with super-human intelligence, processing, sensing, deciding, acting.
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.
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.
The human body, brain, and mind as a self-organizing systems managing “psychological entropy” as derived from thermodynamics and information theory.
How much our minds extend into our cultural environment, tools, and technologies?
Dan P. McAdams
Our personalities as biological traits (sketch), personal adaptations (details) and cultural stories (integration and meaning).
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.
Once considered irreversible, ageing is in fact remarkably malleable.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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
How bio-cultural basis for human nature works?
Robert Gardner, Heidi Burgess
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
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?