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Review of: Borwin Bandelow, Wer hat Angst vorm bösen Mann? (Who’s afraid of the wicked man?)

Oct 30th, 2013 | By

A professor of psychology in Göttingen has finally found the answer to the age-old question of what drives serial murderers and those who kidnap young girls in order to torment and rape them for years on end. The answer is nothing other than a lack of endorphins, intoxicants which are similar to opium and which the body produces to reward itself. People recovering from near death experiences, for example, experience particularly high levels of endorphins, as do women who have just given birth. In his book, Professor Bandelow asserts that in the ability to produce endorphins humans possess a mechanism with which they are chemically rewarded for their actions.


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Frank Schirrmacher: Ego – Das Spiel des Lebens, A Review

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

Frank Schirrmacher: “Ego – Das Spiel des Lebens”, Karl Blessing Verlag, München 2013, 352 Pages
Frank Schirrmacher provides a somewhat apocalyptical criticism of the mechanisms of financial and commercial markets, or rather of the ways in which they make us defenseless – and reaps extreme reactions: Die Welt labels him a paranoiac, whose conspiracy theory is

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Jan 22nd, 2013 | By

The blog DIALOGICAL HUMANITIES concerns, as the title indicates, the humanities in general, but not as an invitation to complementary cooperation of disciplines, but as a call for a new stance, which should transform all humanities simultaneously.
The blog DIALOGICAL HUMANITIES is based on Mikhail Bakhtin’s dialogism, which lets us see cultural processes

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