May 16, 2023

Closer To Consciousness: The First Strong Theory of Consciousness

Closer to Consciousness, by Alexander Durig, tackles a thorny academic problem, namely outlining a theory of how consciousness develops and functions in the human mind. Durig meets this challenge by integrating aspects of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy in a novel and fruitful way.

Contemporary philosophers posit that understanding the mental world of another person is […]


January 10, 2023

Swipe: The Science Behind Why We Don’t Finish What We Start

In Swipe, psychologist and management consultant Tracy Maylett, and writer Tim Vandehey discuss what happens when we instinctively, unthinkingly divert our attention from something meaningful to us and refocus it on something low-risk and low-effort. Borrowing a term from the world of dating apps, they call this “Swiping,” as in swiping away from whatever is […]


October 17, 2022

Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move through Grief to Healing

In Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move Through Grief to Healing, Peggy Green taps into her own experiences after her son Connor’s suicide—as well as the grief coaching that she now provides to other parents—to offer guidance.

She breaks down her system into three phases: acceptance, overcoming your fear, and recovery, each with sub-components. […]


November 8, 2021

Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Eight Political Wives

Anne Michaud’s Why They Stay is a solid, dishy book about seven American political wives and one Brit who stood by their husbands despite their scandalous behavior.

The narrative examines Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Melania Trump, Wendy Vitter, Silda Wall Spitzer, Huma Abedin and Marion Stein, wife of Jeremy Thorpe (disgraced in a […]


September 6, 2021

Never Say I’m Sorry: How to Build Character and Avoid Regret

As a therapist, Dr. Samer G. Touma guides people through their feelings of regret towards a pathway to meaning and purpose in their lives. He works with clients to help them make wise choices, ones that can assist them in building character and constructing a fulfilling life without regrets. In Never Say I’m Sorry, he […]


November 12, 2020

Inventing Reality: Stories We Create To Explain Everything

Inventing Reality by Jeffrey Schrank, is an expansive synthesis of scientific and philosophical thought supporting the startling conclusion that our world is not so much perceived as it is created by our own minds. Quite apart from the world as it is in itself, the worlds we create are the products of our neurology, our […]


October 19, 2020

Self-Consciousness: Human Brain as Data Processor

Can one explore self-consciousness, analyze the human brain, and determine that the brain functions exactly as a well-architected computer system? Mazakazu Shoji answers with a resounding “yes” in Self-Consciousness: Human Brain as Data Processor.

This weighty tome is a summary of Shoji’s previous works, in which he explored self-consciousness, utilizing his degrees in electronics and […]


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