I Learned Who I Am in the Greek Islands – Chanukah & Kislev | + Opinion

I asked myself, “How can you dress one way in one place and a different way in another?” To have one identity at “home” and another one when I was away felt off. It felt contradictory. Source: I Learned Who I Am in the Greek Islands – Chanukah & Kislev Opinion: The lady in question… Read More I Learned Who I Am in the Greek Islands – Chanukah & Kislev | + Opinion

Claude Lévi-Strauss – Do his binary structures tell us about the world or himself?

Claude Lévi-Strauss  (1908- ) was a Brussels-born French social anthropologist who was influenced by the classical sociologist, Emile Durkheim. Levi-Strauss took a structuralist approach to the study of kinship, ritual, and myths within so-called primitive societies. Noting that human beings use language to classify cultural objects, he believed that we do so with a series… Read More Claude Lévi-Strauss – Do his binary structures tell us about the world or himself?

Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

Lucien Lévi-Bruhl (1857-1939) was an innovative French anthropologist whose studies of so-called primitive cultures had an impact on depth psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Lévi-Bruhl believed that so-called primitive cultures existed in a ‘pre-logical,’ mystical state of mind characterized by non-contradiction and, more importantly, participation in a collective, totemic idea. He contrasted the ‘pre-logical’ to the… Read More Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

BOOK REVIEW: AI and the future of human beings all comes down to one word: control | + Opinion

Stuart Russell’s book is a serious overview of the artificial intelligence challenge Source: BOOK REVIEW: AI and the future of human beings all comes down to one word: control Opinion: The scary future that pessimists often outline isn’t just about physical robots controlling us. That may be part of it, for sure. I actually had… Read More BOOK REVIEW: AI and the future of human beings all comes down to one word: control | + Opinion

Is this “one of the worst scientific scandals of all time”? | Cosmos | + Opinion

Hans Eysenck comes under fire – again. Stephen Fleischfresser reports. Source: Is this “one of the worst scientific scandals of all time”? | Cosmos Opinion: If we question psychology and psychiatry today, chances are we get a muted response at best. People are afraid of stirring up that pot because, well, meds might make the difference… Read More Is this “one of the worst scientific scandals of all time”? | Cosmos | + Opinion