Sneak Preview: The Philosophy of Virtual Governance – Peter Ludlow

Professor Ludlow will be giving a virtual keynote lecture entitled ‘Virtual Communities, Virtual Cultures, Virtual Governance’ on Monday 26th October over at the Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference

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SPEAKER PROFILE:

Peter Ludlow is Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He has worked on a number of topics at the intersection of philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science, and has also published a number of works on the emergence of community and governance in virtual worlds, including High Noon on the Electronic Frontier (MIT Press 1995) and Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias (MIT Press, 2001). His most recent work, co-authored with Mark Wallace, is The Second Life Herald: the Virtual Tabloid that Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse (MIT Press 2007). Reflecting the boundary crashing content of that work, the book received the American Association of Publishers, Professional/Scholarly Publishing award for “Best Book in Media and Cultural Studies, 2007”, was a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title, 2008”, and a Library Journal “Top Sci-Tech Book, 2007,” (ranked one of top 39 science books of 2007 and top book in category of Computer Science). In 2006, MTV.com named Ludlow one of the ten most influential video game players of all time.

During the conference you will be able to view a ‘videocast’ slideshow, or alternatively download the audio podcast, and access the full text. You will be able to discuss and share your thoughts on the issues raised.

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No “God spot” to be found in the brain

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Reuters have reported the recent publication of How God Changes Your Brain. This book takes a neurotheological – ‘the study of the brain’s role in religious belief’- approach to prayer and meditation in an effort to understand the biological processes involved. The writers, Andrew Newburg and Mark Robert Waldman have used brain scans on individuals who were either praying or meditating, to identify what they describe as “God circuits”. Continue reading “No “God spot” to be found in the brain”

FREE Syllabus: Emotion

FREE PDFTeaching & Learning Guide for: Emotion
By Peter Goldie, The University of Manchester (July 2008)


Keywords:

Section: Mind & Cognitive Science
Subjects:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Mind and Cognitive Science
Key Topic: emotion

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