Nietzsche – Birth of Tragedy

“Nothing can be meaningfully affirmed.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Geuss, Raymond, &Speirs, Ronald (Eds.) (1999). Friedrich Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. The main Nietzschean text presented in this book is The Birth of … Continue reading

Zahavi – Subjectivity and Selfhood

Adams, W. A. (2006). Is There A Knife That Can Cut Itself?  [Review of the book, Subjectivity and Selfhood]. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, September 20, 2006 Vol. 51 (38), Article 18.  Retrieved September 20, 2006 from the PsycCRITIQUES … Continue reading

Broadie – The Scottish Enlightenment

Almost Tricked by David Hume Broadie, Alexander (2001/2007). The Scottish Enlightenment. Edinburgh: Berlinn Limited. The importance of the European Enlightenment, from 1500 to 1800, can hardly be overestimated in Western history. During that period, there was a sea-change in thinking … Continue reading

Lau & Redlawsk: How Voters Decide

Adams, W. A. (2007). Does Campaign Information Affect Your Vote?   [Review of the book, How Voters Decide: Information Processing During Election Campaigns]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, (May 30, 2007, Vol. 52, Release 22, Article 17).Retrieved May 30, 2007 from … Continue reading

Braten – Innate Intersubjectivity

Adams, W. A. (2007). Innate Intersubjectivity and the Science of Mind-Reading  [Review of the book, On Being Moved: From Mirror Neurons to Empathy]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, October 24, 2007, Vol. 52, Release 43, Article 2.  Retrieved October 24, … Continue reading

Margolis & Laurence – Creations of the Mind

Natural or Artificial?  Implications for Science, Religion and Phenomenology   [Review of the book, Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representation]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, February  20, 2008, Vol. 53, Release 8, Article 4.  Retrieved February … Continue reading

Klatzky, MacWhinney, and Behrmann – Embodiment, Ego-space, and Action

How Big is the Fourteen-inch Pizza? Adams, W.A. (2009). Embodied Cognition Gropes for Cohesion.[Review of the book, Embodiment, Ego-Space, and Action]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, February 18, vol 54, release 7, article 6. I once heard a customer in … Continue reading

Edelman – Computing the Mind

Way Off Base Adams, W. A. (2009, April 22). Mind = Computation. [Review of the book, Computing the Mind: How the Mind Really Works]. PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 54 (Release 16, Article 4). Retrieved April 22, 2009 from … Continue reading