15 Emotions

Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy. Aristotle, The Nichomachean Ethics The question of emotions is one...

14 Science

Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. The truth is too complex and frightening; the taste for the truth is an acquired taste that few people acquire. Not all deceptions are palatable. Untruths are too easy to come by, too quickly exploded, too cheap and...

13 Reality

The classical ideal of objectivity – the idea that the world has a definite state of existence independent of our observing it, has been effectively ravaged by quantum physics. “The actual state of existence depends in part on how we observe it and what we choose to see. Objective reality must be replaced by observer created reality.” [Pagels – 1982] The conceptual framework of observer created reality is carried into the macroworld through the functioning of the mind.

12 Elements of Cognitive Change

INTRODUCTION When a person has an experience, s/he interprets the experience based either upon an ever expanding range of utility [pleasure/pain], upon prior knowledge or based on analogy with prior knowledge. Over time, these interpretations accumulate until the...

11 Perspective & Personality

…ambiguity is pervasive; but the conscious experience of ambiguity is quite rare. [Baar] The illusion to your left has eight different perspectives or ways of delineating relative positions. Some people with study will be able to see all eight perspective and others...

10 Metaphor

The use a field theory as a metaphor for the influences of culture, et al is explored as a think paper.