From Phenomenology and Practice, Bertha Mook (Ottawa): The Metabletic Method: An Interdisciplinary Look at Human Experience. From City Journal, Jim Manzi on what social science does — and doesn’t — know: Our scientific ignorance of the human condition remains profound. Research suggests people are happier when insulated from market forces. People think immoral behavior is funny — but only if it also seems benign. A review of The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness by Oren Harman (and more). A look at how emotions evolved to push others into cooperation. The arrival of psychocivilisation: You cannot ignore the social — brains are embedded in bodies and bodies are embedded in the social order in which we grow up and live. From Metapsychology, a review of The Origin of Consciousness in the Social World by Charles Whitehead; and a review of Theories of Human Nature by Peter Loptson. A review of Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human by Michael J. Hyde. Is a 500-year human life span just around the corner? (and more). From Parrhesia, a special issue on transhumanism. Digital organisms not only mutate and evolve, they also have memory — so how long before they acquire intelligence too? Let us restore man to his proper and dignified place in a meaningful and thus mind-filled universe; one may even assert that in mind, we live, move and have our being.

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