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:…