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Web Roundup: The Electronic Over-Soul and our Worst Selves (and Other Mishaps)

The web roundup for this month is a sequel to last month’s roundup on Mind, Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence. I will address another interface between machines and minds, at the “hive mind” or the collective buzz of the internet, and the ways in which human limitations can be transmitted to the artificial minds that we beget. (And this one …


Book review: Tanya Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back

When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God

by T. M. Luhrmann

Random House, 2012

464 pp, US$28.95 hardcover, US$15.95 paperback


How does God become and remain real for modern evangelicals?  How are rational, sensible people of faith able to experience the presence of a powerful yet invisible being, and sustain the belief in an environment …


Summary: Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind (AToM)

This article is part of the series:

This is the first in a series of posts covering cross-disciplinary research on theory of mind. The series is being posted simultaneously at Somatosphere and at the Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR) blog.


Last weekend a small, international gathering of twenty-seven anthropologists and psychologists took place at the Stanford Humanities Center, organized by Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann