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  1. Tom Clark - Scientific Naturalism and the Illusion of Free Will | Point of Inquiry

    Tom Clark - Scientific Naturalism and the Illusion of Free Will

    June 12, 2009

    Tom Clark is director of the non-profit Center for Naturalism and author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses. He writes on science, free will, consciousness, addiction and other topics, and maintains Naturalism.org, an extensive resource on worldview naturalism. He is also moderator for the monthly philosophy café at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA.

    In this interview with D.J. Grothe, Tom Clark discusses the implications of a thorough-going scientific naturalism for the concepts of the self and of free will. He contrasts "contra-causal free will" with kinds of political or social freedom, and argues that the former is a vestige of outmoded religious or dualistic thinking. He talks about compatibilism, and how he can be a skeptic of free will while also prizing personal freedom, how determinism can be compatible with certain kinds of free will. He explores what these implications of scientific naturalism might actually mean for criminal justice, and how rejecting concepts of free-will may empower society to be more humanistic and to solve social ills more effectively. And he talks about the growth of skepticism about free will, both in the academic scientific communities and in the skeptic and freethought world.

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    Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses

    Thomas W. Clark

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    Center for Naturalism

    Naturalism.org

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    http://www.pointofinquiry.org/tom_clark_scientific_naturalism_and_the_illusion_of_free_will/

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  2. The NoSleep Podcast | NoSleep Podcast – Hiatus Horror #1

    27 Mar NoSleep Podcast – Hiatus Horror #1

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    We’re in-between Season 6 and 7 so to tide you over during the hiatus we’re presenting a story from Season 5: “Beacon House” by Raymond Taylor.

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/nosleeppodcast/NoSleep_Podcast_-_Hiatus_Horror_01.mp3Podcast: Download (57.7MB)

    Buy Season Pass 7 ($19.99)Buy Season Pass 7If you want to support The NoSleep Podcast by adding funds to the price of $19.99 you can enter a code in the "Pay What You Want" Code box.

    If you would like to pay a bit more for the Season Pass to help support the show even more, you can enter a code with whatever price you choose to pay. All you have to do is enter SP followed by the Season Number followed by the price you are willing to spend.

    For example, if you want to pay a total of $25 (always in US funds) for Season Pass , simply enter the code SP25. You will then be charged a total of $25 for the Season Pass

    (plus applicable sales taxes for our Canadian customers).Close or press ESC

    “Beacon House“ written by Raymond Taylor and read by Mike DelGaudio & Nikolle Doolin & David Cummings.

    Click here to pre-order Season Pass 7 

    Click here to learn more about Mike DelGaudio 

    Click here to learn more about Nikolle Doolin 

    Podcast produced by: David Cummings

    Music & Sound Design by: Brandon Boone & David Cummings.

    Audio program ©2016 – Creative Reason Media Inc. – All Rights Reserved – No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Creative Reason Media Inc.. The copyrights for each story are held by the respective authors.

    http://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/episodes/extras/hiatus-horror-01

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  3. Intensive Care Archives - Aural Stage Studios, Inc.

    Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSby James Comtois

    Alex Ericcson (Nat Angstrom) is checked into a New England Hospital after a major car accident. His accommodations are not so state of the art and there is something… off about his fellow patients. And are those screams in the distance? The more he wakes up, the more Alex realizes his condition is more critical than he could ever believe. Samantha Mason directs this FinalRune Productions and Aural Stage Studios collaboration.  Intensive Care also stars  Kristina Balbo,  PG Lorusso, Bernie Horowitz and Dave Marshall.  Featuring Hannah Kramer, Janice Gardner and Ashley Brooks.   Directed by Samantha Mason.  Music by Matthew J Boudreau and Barb Truex.  Sound design and editing by Matthew J Boudreau.

    http://auralstage.com/category/shows/intensive-care/

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  4. 408: David Cummings – NoSleep for the Eerie | 9th Story Studios

    Jeanette Andromeda

    Co-Host

    Jeanette is an artist, first and foremost. While she expresses herself through many different mediums, at the core she is obsessed with a good story which made her a perfect choice to co-host Season 4 of the 9th Story Podcast.

    Jeanette is constantly celebrating all forms of story-telling, and exploring new ways to share new tales. Along with her partner she runs the YouTube Channel “Haunting TV“, where they explore all things horror. They post videos of their own creation as well as let’s plays, and reviews for films, books, and comics.

    When she’s not on camera for their channel or podcasting, she’s blogging. Jeanette writes on HorrorMade.com about horror and on jeanette-art.blogspot.com about her adventures in the world of art and design.

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    http://www.9thstory.com/408/

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  5. Pseudopod » Blog Archive » Pseudopod 434: Drink to Me Only with Labyrinthine Eyes

    by Thomas Ligotti.

    “Drink to Me Only with Labyrinthine Eyes” first appeared in Nyctalops #17, 1982.

    THOMAS LIGOTTI is one of the foremost contemporary authors of supernatural horror literature. His works been honored with several awards, including the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker award for the collection THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY (1996) and the novella MY WORK IS NOT YET DONE (2002). Revised, definitive editions of his first three story collections — SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER, GRIMSCRIBE, and NOCTUARY — were published in 2010, 2011, and 2012, respectively. Revised editions of his collections THE AGONIZING RESURRECTION OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN AND OTHER GOTHIC TALES and DEATH POEMS were issued in 2013. Ligotti has also published THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE HUMAN RACE (2010), a nonfiction work that explores the intersection of the darker byways of literature, philosophy, and psychology. Forthcoming titles by Ligotti include a collection of interviews and a chapbook consisting of two newly written stories and a Penguin edition for both SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER and GRIMSCRIBE this fall. The web site Thomas Ligotti Online was founded as a forum for discussions of and media related to Ligotti’s writings as well as those of wide range of authors, artists, and musicians whose work is associated with the horror genre, among other areas of interest to devotees of unconventional art and thought.

    Your reader this week – Rish Outfield – is a podcaster, writer and audiobook narrator, who is afraid of everything. He’s afraid of ghosts, he’s afraid of children, he’s afraid of old women, he’s afraid of cockroaches, he’s afraid of the boogeyman, he’s afraid of enclosed spaces, he’s afraid of wasps, he’s afraid of rejection. He’s afraid the deflector shield will be quite operation when your friends arrive. Rish is host of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine–yes, that’s still a thing–where they present full-cast productions of genre fiction, often with sound effects and music, and even more often with annoying conversation afterward.

    Jonathan Chaffin (aka Atari)’s CASK OF AMONTILLADO Kickstarter can be found here!


    ” ‘Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen,’ I say when the lights come back on and the meager applause dies entirely. ‘I hope my beautiful assistant and I haven’t bored you too much this evening. You do look a little sleepy, as if you’ve been lulled into a trance yourselves. Which is not such a bad feeling, is it? Sinking deep into a downy darkness, resting your souls on pillows stuffed with soft shadows. But our host informs me that things will liven up very soon. Certainly you will awake when a little chime commands you to do so. Remember, it’s wake-up time when you hear the chime.’

    I repeat. ‘And now I believe we can prosecute this evening’s festivities.’ ”


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    http://pseudopod.org/2015/04/17/pseudopod-434-drink-to-me-only-with-labyrinthine-eyes/

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