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Category: Psychology

Psychology

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Agency and Free Will Are about Influence, not Control

Only by framing agency and free will as a question of absolute control over the events of the universe can someone truly deny it.

Epistemocracy: If Leaders Knew the Limitations of Their Knowledge

Those in positions of power must recognize that our knowledge is very limited, and that to truly progress we must trust decentralization.

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The Boogeyman: Fear of the Unknown

When society creates governments to ward off the Boogeymen of the world, they often become the evil they seek to defeat.

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A Glass Half Full is Still a Serving of Possibility

How optimism and pessimism kill our aspirations by conflating probability with possibility, restricting our realm of accepted thought.

Why Masculinity is in Fact Very Important Rather Than Toxic

Toxic masculinity is a pejorative and fatherhood should be widely promoted.

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Dr. Steven Pinker and Enlightenment Now

Noted Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker gives an incredible presentation on reason and enlightenment thinking.

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Making Room for Reflection in the Learning Process

The learning process isn’t just about taking in information. It’s about making time to integrate it into your own life, too.

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Puppets of Parasites: Escaping the State is Impossible

In today's society, the state reduces citizens to puppets, making it impossible to live with a clean conscience.

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No, You Can’t Think Outside of the Box

Based on humanity's inherent tendency to conceptualize nature into common terms for communication, it is impossible to think outside of the box.

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“Johannes Climacus” and the Need for Existential Doubt

In his brilliant work, "Johannes Climacus", Soren Kierkegaard breaks from most philosophers in regards to his belief in existential doubt.

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