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    Free Will has a Neural Substrate: Critique of Joseph F. Rychlak's Discovering Free Will and Personal Responsibility.Robert B. Glassman - 1983 - Zygon 18 (1):67-82.
    . Ably marshalling ideas from theology, philosophy, and neurology, personality theorist Joseph F. Rychlak criticizes mechanistic psychologists' neglect of will and responsibility; these human qualities involve dialectically considering alternatives. I disagree with Rychlaks suggestion of fundamental mystery in the minds transcendence of the body and believe transcendent mind is intimately related to biological evolution and the brain. For example, dialectics, seen in simpler forms in lower animals, may require neural inhibition, feedback circuits, and topographic mappings. However, epistemologically speaking, neuroscientists strongly (...)
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    Cognitive Theism: Sources of Accommodation Between Secularism and Religion.Robert B. Glassman - 1996 - Zygon 31 (2):157-207.
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    “Miles Within Millimeters” and Other Awe–Inspiring Facts About Our “Mortarboard” Human Cortex.Robert B. Glassman - 2002 - Zygon 37 (2):255-278.
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    An Evolutionary Hypothesis About Teaching and Proselytizing Behaviors.Robert B. Glassman - 1980 - Zygon 15 (2):133-154.
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    The Epic of Personal Development and the Mystery of Small Working Memory.Robert B. Glassman - 2005 - Zygon 40 (1):107-130.
    . A partial analogy exists between the lifespan neuropsychological development of individuals and the biological evolution of species: In both of these major categories of growth, progressive emergence of wholes transcends inherently limited part‐processes. The remarkably small purview of each moment of consciousness experienced by an individual may be a crucial aspect of maintaining organization in that individual's cognitive development, protecting it from combinatorial chaos. In this essay I summarize experimental psychology research showing that working memory capacity comprises the so‐called (...)
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    Psychology of Science/Theology of Science: Reaching Out or Narrowing?Robert B. Glassman - 2007 - Zygon 42 (3):651-676.
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    Symbioses Can Transcend Particularisms: A Memoir of Friendship with Ralph Wendell Burhoe.Robert B. Glassman - 1998 - Zygon 33 (4):661-683.
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    Good Behavioral Science has Room for Theology: Any Room for God?Robert B. Glassman - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):737-738.
    This excellent outline of evolutionary hypotheses is compromised by severe reductionism. Other writings succeed in granting theism ontological significance without compromising rigor. The discussion of counterintuitiveness neglects coherence in memory. Bearing in mind our severely limited working memory capacity, susceptibility to religious mythologies may comprise an adaptive heuristic approach to summarizing the contingencies of the most far-reaching of life's problems.
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  9. Michael Polanyi's Search for Truth.John V. Apczynski, Robert B. Glassman, Steven Reiss, Amos Yong, Jacqueline R. Cameron, Rebecca Sachs Norris, Andrew Ward & Holmes Rolston Iii - forthcoming - Zygon.
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    Abundant Nature's Long-Term Openness to Humane Biocultural Designs.Robert B. Glassman - 2009 - Zygon 44 (2):355-388.
    Not by Genes Alone excellently explains Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd's important ideas about human gene-culture co-evolution to a broader audience but remains short of a larger vision of civilization. Several decades ago Ralph Burhoe had seen that fertile possibility in Richerson and Boyd's work. I suggest getting past present reductionistic customs to a scientific perspective having an integral place for virtue. Subsystem agency is part of this view, as is the driving role of abundance, whose ultimate origins are (...)
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    Diversity, Reciprocity, and Degrees of Unity in Wholes, Parts, and Their Scientific Representations: System Levels.Robert B. Glassman - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):26-27.
    Though capturing powerful analytical principles, this excellent article misses ways in which psychology and neuroscience bear on reciprocity and decision-making. I suggest more explicit consideration of scale. We may go further beyond gene-culture dualism by articulating how varieties of living systems, while ultimately drawing from both genetic and cultural streams, evolve sufficiently as unitary targets of selection to mediate higher-level complex systems. (Published Online April 27 2007).
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    I Promethean, Bound Deeply and Fluidly Among the Brain's Associative Robotic Networks.Robert B. Glassman - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):95-96.
    Merker's insightful broad review fertilely recasts the mind/brain issue, but the phenomenological appeals require additional considerations of behavioral and neural flexibility. Motor equivalences and perceptual constancies may be cortical contributions to a “robotic” tectal orientation mechanism. Intermediate “third layers” of associative neural networks, each with a few diffusely summing convergence-divergence modules, may be the economical expedient by which evolution has extended the limited unity-in-diversity of sensorimotor coordination to perception, action, thinking, and memory. (Published Online May 1 2007).
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    Let All of Us Praise Our Component Parts.Robert B. Glassman - 1983 - Zygon 18 (4):443-446.
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    Linking Features in Dimensions of Mind and Brain.Robert B. Glassman - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (2):293-294.
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    Letters to the Editor. Neural Basis of Shape Constancy.Robert B. Glassman - 1975 - Psychological Review 82 (5):386-386.
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    Metaphysics of Money: A Special Case of Emerging Autonomy in Evolving Subsystems.Robert B. Glassman - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):186-187.
    There is “something more” to money, as this incisive review shows. The target article's shortcoming is its overextension of the “drug” metaphor as a blend of features that do not fit the rationalistic economics and behavioral psychologies summarized as tool theories, but this may be resolved by viewing money as a particular case of the more general evolutionary phenomenon of emergent subsystem autonomy. (Published Online April 5 2006).
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  17. In This is Tn 'R-*\—~ L 111 Fortieth Anniversary Symposium: Science, Religion, and Secularity in a Technological Society] Ohn C. Caiazza.Ervin Laszlo, Richard Gelwick, Walter B. Gulick, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Robert B. Glassman, Steven Reiss & Andrew Ward - 2005 - Zygon 40 (1-2):258.