Philosophical Problem with the Brain Disease Model of Addiction: Epiphenomenalism

​The essay below so perfectly articulates my view on epiphenomenalism and its importance to psychology that I couldn’t resist sharing it. (Epiphenomenalism is a self-referentially refuting concept.) Please give Steven Slate some traffic if you are interested in either Philosophy of Mind or Addiction: “Behaviorists believe that materialist determinism is the correct, objective scientific approach…

Why I’m Not A Buddhist

By Ken Niemann Many Americans are embracing Buddhism for a number of reasons. Chief among them, I suspect, is that this religion is just plain fashionable and is largely unencumbered by the moral and logical constraints found elsewhere (i.e. in Natural Law). The definitive source for a critique of Oriental religions is Stuart Hackett’s Oriental Philosophy:…

Churchland Love?

  Paul and Patricia Churchland are a husband and wife team of scholars in the field of neurophilosophy. Both are physicalists holding to the belief that only the physical world exists. For example, Paul writes: quote: ——————————————————————————– ” The important point about the standard evolutionary story is that the human species and all of it’s…

Marxist Psychopathy

Marxism is both tragedy and farce “Even though Marxism is thought of as an economic system, for the head-psychopath-in-charge the economic aspects of Marxism are irrelevant. The attraction of Marxism is that it gives Marxists control over others. Marxism is the primary element in the psychopathic mask of Marxists, and provides a false rationale for…