Thinking About Thinking (#S140)
"Evaluation phobia" is Dr. Michael Scriven's term for the fear that individuals and organizations have about carefully examining the logic of their own decisions. Scriven, D.Phil., is a philosopher and multi-disciplinary scholar whose speciality is the very process of thinking itself. He is the author of many books, including Primary Philosophy, Reasoning, and The Logic of Evaluation.
Practical Ethics (#S718)
To behave unethically is to behave irrationally, and generally in a self-defeating manner. Michael Scriven, D.Phil., has taught practical ethics for ten years at the Executive Training Center in Berkeley, California. Here he maintains that the basic premise of all ethics is the equality of rights.
Explanations of the Supernatural (#S280)
In this provocative interview, Michael Scriven, D.Phil., calls to task those who maintain that all psychic claims must be either fraud or error, since such an attitude implies that current scientific models will never be superceded. Dr. Scriven is a multi-disciplinary scholar who has made significant contributions to mathematics, logic, philosophy of science, ethics, education, psychology and parapsychology.
|"When a new force emerges, like magnetism or electricity, to begin with you try to explain it away, show that it's really something else in disguise. But then eventually you concede that|