The Disordered Mind

The Disordered Mind
Author: Eric R. Kandel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN: 0374716102
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disordered Mind Book Excerpt:

A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist’s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature Eric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts. In his seminal new book, The Disordered Mind, Kandel draws on a lifetime of pathbreaking research and the work of many other leading neuroscientists to take us on an unusual tour of the brain. He confronts one of the most difficult questions we face: How does our mind, our individual sense of self, emerge from the physical matter of the brain? The brain’s 86 billion neurons communicate with one another through very precise connections. But sometimes those connections are disrupted. The brain processes that give rise to our mind can become disordered, resulting in diseases such as autism, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While these disruptions bring great suffering, they can also reveal the mysteries of how the brain produces our most fundamental experiences and capabilities—the very nature of what it means to be human. Studies of autism illuminate the neurological foundations of our social instincts; research into depression offers important insights on emotions and the integrity of the self; and paradigm-shifting work on addiction has led to a new understanding of the relationship between pleasure and willpower. By studying disruptions to typical brain functioning and exploring their potential treatments, we will deepen our understanding of thought, feeling, behavior, memory, and creativity. Only then can we grapple with the big question of how billions of neurons generate consciousness itself.

There Is Life After the Nobel Prize

There Is Life After the Nobel Prize
Author: Eric Kandel
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 0231553463
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Is Life After the Nobel Prize Book Excerpt:

One day in 1996, the neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel took a call from his program officer at the National Institute of Mental Health, who informed him that he had been awarded a key grant. Also, the officer said, he and his colleagues thought Kandel would win the Nobel Prize. “I hope not soon,” Kandel’s wife, Denise, said when she heard this. Sociologists had found that Nobel Prize winners often did not contribute much more to science, she explained. In this book, Kandel recounts his remarkable career since receiving the Nobel in 2000—or his experience of proving to his wife that he was not yet “completely dead intellectually.” He takes readers through his lab’s scientific advances, including research into how long-term memory is stored in the brain, the nature of age-related memory loss, and the neuroscience of drug addiction and schizophrenia. Kandel relates how the Nobel Prize gave him the opportunity to reach a far larger audience, which in turn allowed him to discover and pursue new directions. He describes his efforts to promote public understanding of science and to put brain science and art into conversation with each other. Kandel also discusses his return to Austria, which he had fled as a child, and observes Austria’s coming to terms with the Nazi period. Showcasing Kandel’s accomplishments, erudition, and wit, There Is Life After the Nobel Prize is a candid account of the working life of an acclaimed scientist.

The Unfit Brain and the Limits of Moral Bioenhancement

The Unfit Brain and the Limits of Moral Bioenhancement
Author: Fabrice Jotterand
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2022-03-03
ISBN: 9811696934
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unfit Brain and the Limits of Moral Bioenhancement Book Excerpt:

In light of the potential novel applications of neurotechnologies in psychiatry and the current debate on moral bioenhancement, this book outlines the reasons why more conceptual work is needed to inform the scientific and medical community, and society at large, about the implications of moral bioenhancement before a possible, highly hypothetical at this point, broad acceptance, and potential implementation in areas such as psychiatry (e.g., treatment of psychopathy), or as a measure to prevent crime in society. The author does not negate the possibility of altering or manipulating moral behavior through technological means. Rather he argues that the scope of interventions is limited because the various options available to “enhance morality” improve, or simply manipulate, some elements of moral behavior and not the moral agent per se in the various elements constitutive of moral agency. The concept of Identity Integrity is suggested as a potential framework for a responsible use of neurotechnologies in psychiatry to avoid human beings becoming orderers and orderables of technological manipulations.

Understanding the Human Mind

Understanding the Human Mind
Author: John Edward Terrell,Gabriel Stowe Terrell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 1000093565
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Human Mind Book Excerpt:

Drawing on current research in anthropology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the humanities, Understanding the Human Mind explores how and why we, as humans, find it so easy to believe we are right—even when we are outright wrong. Humans live out their own lives effectively trapped in their own mind and, despite being exceptional survivors and a highly social species, our inner mental world is often misaligned with reality. In order to understand why, John Edward Terrell and Gabriel Stowe Terrell suggest current dual-process models of the mind overlook our mind’s most decisive and unpredictable mode: creativity. Using a three-dimensional model of the mind, the authors examine the human struggle to stay in touch with reality—how we succeed, how we fail, and how winning this struggle is key to our survival in an age of mounting social problems of our own making. Using news stories of logic-defying behavior, analogies to famous fictitious characters, and analysis of evolutionary and cognitive psychology theory, this fascinating account of how the mind works is a must-read for all interested in anthropology and cognitive psychology.

The Emotional Brain and the Guilty Mind

The Emotional Brain and the Guilty Mind
Author: Federica Coppola
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-11
ISBN: 1509934316
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emotional Brain and the Guilty Mind Book Excerpt:

This book seeks to reframe the normative narrative of the 'culpable person' in American criminal law through a more humanising lens. It embraces such a reframed narrative to revise the criteria of the current voluntarist architecture of culpability and to advance a paradigm of punishment that positions social rehabilitation as its core principle. The book constructs this narrative by considering behavioural and neuroscientific insights into the functions of emotions, and socio-environmental factors within moral behaviour in social settings. Hence, it suggests culpability notions that reflect a more contextualised view of human conduct, and argues that such revised notions are better suited to the principle of personal guilt. Furthermore, it suggests a model of 'punishment' that values the dynamic power of change of individuals, and acknowledges the importance of social relationships and positive environments to foster patterns of social (re)integration. Ultimately, this book argues that the potential adoption of the proposed models of culpability and punishment, which view people through a more comprehensive lens, may be a key factor for turning criminal justice into a less punitive, more inclusionary and non-stigmatising system.

The Infinite Staircase

The Infinite Staircase
Author: Geoffrey A. Moore
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 1953295371
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Infinite Staircase Book Excerpt:

In this bold new book, high-tech’s best-known strategist makes a seminal contribution to the search for meaning in a secular era. Two questions fundamental to human existence have always been the metaphysical “where do I fit in the grand scheme of things?” and the ethical “how should I behave?” Religion is no longer a source of answers for many people, and nothing has replaced it. Moore uses his signature framework-based approach to answer these questions, taking us on an intellectual roller coaster ride through physics, chemistry, biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Along the way, he builds a metaphorical ladder that leads from the big bang to the need for ethical action in our daily lives. Combining an extraordinary range of scholarship with an accessible and entertaining writing style, The Infinite Staircase: What the Universe Tells Us About Life, Ethics, and Mortality provides a coherent and unified platform for a full human life.

Mobile Brain Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art Innovation and Creativity

Mobile Brain Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art  Innovation and Creativity
Author: Jose L. Contreras-Vidal,Dario Robleto,Jesus G. Cruz-Garza,José M. Azorín,Chang S. Nam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 3030243265
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Brain Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art Innovation and Creativity Book Excerpt:

Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity is a trans-disciplinary, collective, multimedia collaboration that critically uncovers the challenges and opportunities for transformational and innovative research and performance at the nexus of art, science and engineering. This book addresses a set of universal and timeless questions with a profound impact on the human condition: How do the creative arts and aesthetic experiences engage the brain and mind and promote innovation? How do arts–science collaborations employ aesthetics as a means of problem-solving and thereby create meaning? How can the creative arts and neuroscience advance understanding of individuality and social cognition, improve health and promote life-long learning? How are neurotechnologies changing science and artistic expression? How are the arts and citizen science innovating neuroscience studies, informal learning and outreach in the public sphere? Emerging from the 2016 and 2017 International Conferences on Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity held in Cancun, Mexico and Valencia, Spain to explore these topics, this book intertwines disciplines and investigates not only their individual products—art and data—but also something more substantive and unique; the international pool of contributors reveals something larger about humanity by revealing the state of the art in collaboration between arts and sciences and providing an investigational roadmap projected from recent advances. Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity is written for academic researchers, professionals working in industrial and clinical centers, independent researchers and artists from the performing arts, and other readers interested in understanding emergent innovations at the nexus of art, science, engineering, medicine and the humanities. The book contains language, design features (illustrations, diagrams) to develop a conversational bridge between the disciplines involved supplemented by access to video, artistic presentations and the results of a hackathon from the MoBI conferences.

Einstein s Brain

Einstein   s Brain
Author: Sal Restivo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 3030329186
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Einstein s Brain Book Excerpt:

This book reviews the research on Einstein’s brain from a sociological perspective and in the context of the social brain paradigm. Instead of “Einstein, the genius of geniuses” standing on the shoulders of giants, Restivo proposes a concept of Einstein the social being standing on the shoulders of social networks. Rather than challenging Einstein’s uniqueness or the uniqueness of his achievements, the book grounds Einstein and his achievements in a social ecology opposed to the myths of the “I,” individualism, and the very idea of “genius.” “Einstein” is defined by the particular configuration of social networks that he engaged as his life unfolded, not by biological inheritances.

Managing Customer Experience and Relationships

Managing Customer Experience and Relationships
Author: Martha Rogers,Don Peppers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 1119815347
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Customer Experience and Relationships Book Excerpt:

Every business on the planet is trying to maximize the value created by its customers Learn how to do it, step by step, in this newly revised Fourth Edition of Managing Customer Experience and Relationships: A Strategic Framework. Written by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D., recognized for decades as two of the world’s leading experts on customer experience issues, the book combines theory, case studies, and strategic analyses to guide a company on its own quest to position its customers at the very center of its business model, and to “treat different customers differently.” This latest edition adds new material including: How to manage the mass-customization principles that drive digital interactions How to understand and manage data-driven marketing analytics issues, without having to do the math How to implement and monitor customer success management, the new discipline that has arisen alongside software-as-a-service businesses How to deal with the increasing threat to privacy, autonomy, and competition posed by the big tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google Teaching slide decks to accompany the book, author-written test banks for all chapters, a complete glossary for the field, and full indexing Ideal not just for students, but for managers, executives, and other business leaders, Managing Customer Experience and Relationships should prove an indispensable resource for marketing, sales, or customer service professionals in both the B2C and B2B world.

Psychiatry in Crisis

Psychiatry in Crisis
Author: Vincenzo Di Nicola,Drozdstoj Stoyanov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2021-02-03
ISBN: 3030551407
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry in Crisis Book Excerpt:

The field of academic psychiatry is in crisis, everywhere. It is not merely a health crisis of resource scarcity or distribution, competing claims and practice models, or level of development from one country to another, but a deeper, more fundamental crisis about the very definition and the theoretical basis of psychiatry. The kinds of questions that represent this crisis include whether psychiatry is a social science (like psychology or anthropology), whether it is better understood as part of the humanities (like philosophy, history, and literature), or if the future of psychiatry is best assured as a branch of medicine (based on genetics and neuroscience)? In fact, the question often debated since the beginning of modern psychiatry concerns the biomedical model so that part of psychiatry’s perpetual self-questioning is to what extent it is or is not a branch of medicine. This unique and bold volume offers a representative and critical survey of the history of modern psychiatry with deeply informed transdisciplinary readings of the literature and practices of the field by two professors of psychiatry who are active in practice and engaged in research and have dual training in scientific psychiatry and philosophy. In alternating chapters presenting contrasting arguments for the future of psychiatry, the two authors conclude with a dialogue between them to flesh out the theoretical, research, and practical implications of psychiatry’s current crisis, outlining areas of divergence, consensus, and fruitful collaborations to revision psychiatry today. The volume is scrupulously documented but written in accessible language with capsule summaries of key areas of theory, research, and practice for the student and practitioner alike in the social and human sciences and in medicine, psychiatry, and the neurosciences.

Neuroscience for Leaders

Neuroscience for Leaders
Author: Nikolaos Dimitriadis,Alexandros Psychogios
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-03
ISBN: 178966215X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience for Leaders Book Excerpt:

Unlock your potential with the latest neuroscientific insights and succeed as a leader in complex business environments. As understanding of neuroscience increases, it is better understood how scientific insights can be applied to develop and enhance leadership. Neuroscience for Leaders captures the most up-to-date and important findings in neuroscience and links these to the business world. This guide offers a simple framework to put these principles into practice to make better decisions, take the right actions and find faster solutions. Now in its second edition, this book presents a comprehensive approach to leading people and organizations based on academic research. The authors' 'Brain Adaptive Leadership' approach offers a step-by-step guide to enhancing the way leaders think, understanding and nurturing emotions, shaping automated brain responses and developing dynamic relationships. Examples, activities and practical suggestions are all designed to be clear and engaging. Neuroscience for Leaders is the essential guide for leaders who are ready to gain the business advantage scientifically.

Chaos and Nonlinear Psychology

Chaos and Nonlinear Psychology
Author: Shan Guisinger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190465026
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaos and Nonlinear Psychology Book Excerpt:

"Have you ever felt that human psychology is richer and more complex than the topics you learned in Psych 101, that great literature captured human motivational complexity better than scientists? Perhaps you, like the authors of this book, find that the linear math and statistical models that researchers have been using to capture psychology obscured many of the problems you would like to solve"--

Principles of Human Locomotion

Principles of Human Locomotion
Author: Thomas Rowland
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN: 1527559246
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Human Locomotion Book Excerpt:

This book addresses how the general principles of biology influence the human capacity for locomotion, and, conversely, how understanding the nature of muscular activity might provide insights into the basic nature of living beings. Through a series of essays, the book relates the evolutionary basis of animal locomotion to recognizing the determinants of exercise capacity. While raising more questions than providing answers, the discussions will assume that without knowing the correct questions to ask, the answers will not be forthcoming. At the root of this book lies the central query: what is it that separates the principles governing the function of living beings from those that dictate the inanimate world? The discussions here address this issue from the expectation that clues to the answer can be obtained through understanding adaptations to the stresses imposed by physical exercise. As such, the book provides thought-provoking analyses of the biological basis of locomotion that will stimulate future efforts to understand these phenomena.

Schatzberg s Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Schatzberg s Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Author: Alan F. Schatzberg,Charles DeBattista
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN: 1615372601
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schatzberg s Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology Book Excerpt:

Schatzberg's Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology is a meticulously researched, yet down-to-earth guide for practitioners prescribing psychotropic medications to individuals with psychiatric disorders or symptoms mandating treatment. The ninth edition offers up-to-date information on current drugs, interactions, side effects, and dosing guidelines, and retains the strengths and features that have made it a standard text for trainees and practicing clinicians. The authors also include a new chapter on important developments in laboratory-guided pharmacotherapy, including pharmacogenomic testing, neurocognitive testing, quantitative EEG, and neuroimaging. Although the book's primary purpose is to provide the reader-practitioner with basic and practical information regarding the many classes of psychiatric medications, the authors stress that understanding how to select and prescribe psychotropic medications does not obviate the basic need to comprehensively evaluate and understand psychiatric patients. Accordingly, the book draws on the authors' clinical experience, as well as on the scientific literature, resulting in an accessible, yet rigorous text. Features that have helped cement this book's reputation include: Coverage is not limited to long-standing and newly approved medications, but also includes agents that are likely to receive approval from the FDA in the near future, ensuring that the reader stays up-to-date. References are provided for key statements, and each chapter is then followed by a list of selected relevant articles and books for readers who want to go beyond the material presented, making for a leaner, more reader-friendly guide. Dozens of summary tables with key information on classes of psychotropics function as quick-reference guides, promoting learning and serving as convenient resources for overloaded clinicians. The appendix offers two kinds of suggested readings. The first, for clinicians, is invaluable to trainees, while the second, for patients and families, helps point clinicians to books aimed at a lay audience to supplement information provided to patients. Staying abreast of both new medications and promising treatment protocols is essential in this rapidly evolving field. Schatzberg's Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology delivers authoritative information in a friendly, collegial style, ensuring that both students and practicing clinicians are equipped to provide a superior standard of care.

The Clinical Neuroscience of Lateralization

The Clinical Neuroscience of Lateralization
Author: Annakarina Mundorf,Sebastian Ocklenburg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN: 1000414221
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clinical Neuroscience of Lateralization Book Excerpt:

The Clinical Neuroscience of Lateralization gives the first comprehensive transdiagnostic overview of the evidence for changes in hemispheric asymmetries in different psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective informed by both basic science and clinical studies, the authors integrate recent breakthroughs on hemispheric asymmetries in psychology, neuroscience, genetics and comparative research. They give a general introduction to hemispheric asymmetries and the techniques used to assess them, and review the evidence for changes in hemispheric asymmetries in different psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. The book also discusses neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis and highlights the importance of open science in clinical laterality research. Offering a fresh perspective on a longstanding issue in clinical neuroscience, this book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of clinical and developmental neuroscience, biopsychology and neuropsychology.

Coping with Bipolar Disorder

Coping with Bipolar Disorder
Author: Sherri Mabry Gordon
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1508187479
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping with Bipolar Disorder Book Excerpt:

When it comes to bipolar disorder, getting an accurate diagnosis is often the first step toward healing. For anyone struggling with the highs and lows of this mental illness, this book will be extremely helpful and insightful. Filled with real-life stories as well as practical advice and solutions, this volume will quickly become a go-to resource for information on bipolar disorder. This text is geared to help readers tackle this illness head on, while finding ways to find greater stability and fulfillment in life. Upbeat and positive, this resource encourages those with bipolar disorder to take control of their situations rather than let bipolar disorder control them.

Whole Earth

Whole Earth
Author: Ann E. Davis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2022-08-05
ISBN: 3031019342
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whole Earth Book Excerpt:

This book takes a radical approach to ecological economics, proposing a new paradigm based on earth systems science. This book questions the foundation of economics on individual private property, and proposes new forms of relationship to land and to the state. It questions the foundation of economics on the individual, and proposes new forms of regional ecological collectives, integrated at the global level. It critically examines the assumptions of economics and re-envisions it as more integrally related to society and ecology. The volume integrates insights from a variety of fields, including humanities, natural, and social science, placing human life in the setting of ecology. The chapters invoke a historical institutional methodology to examine the link between economic theories and economic institutions, understanding performativity and applying reflexivity, and the potential for the emergence of new visions and methods. The method draws upon literary studies, linguistic philosophy, as well as long term economic history. Providing an alternative view of the relationship of humans to the earth, this book is appropriate for students and researchers across a variety of disciplines including economics, history, ecology, and philosophy.

Between Sanity and Madness

Between Sanity and Madness
Author: Allan V. Horwitz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020
ISBN: 019090786X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Sanity and Madness Book Excerpt:

"Between Sanity and Madness: Mental Illness from Homer to Neuroscience traces the extensive array of answers that various groups have provided to questions about the nature of mental illness and its boundaries with sanity. What distinguishes mental illnesses from other sorts of devalued conditions and from normality? Should medical, religious, psychological, legal, or no authority at all respond to the mentally ill? Why do some people become mad? What treatments might help them recover? Despite general agreement across societies regarding definitions about the pole of madness, huge disparities exist on where dividing lines should be placed between it and sanity and even if there is any clear demarcation at all. Various groups have provided answers to these puzzles that are both widely divergent and surprisingly similar to current understandings"--

Transforming Nations after the COVID 19 Pandemic

Transforming Nations after the COVID 19 Pandemic
Author: Denis H. J. Caro
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-01-23
ISBN: 3030618102
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Nations after the COVID 19 Pandemic Book Excerpt:

In 2020, the world is in the throes of the COVID-19 global pandemic—an epidemic the likes of which humankind has not experienced for decades. This book speaks to common and fundamental underlying issues that national communities face from a humanitarian and planetary systems perspective. From the globalization initiatives of the last decades, a dynamic and interconnected new planetary system order is emerging. This book underscores the need for decent, ethical, healthy, and just societies that enable individuals to reach full human potential. It explores the future directions of 12 Key Strategic Influencer (KSI) nations through 18 systemic factors that will shape the contours of future planetary governance this century. Finally, it proposes a nonconventional systems paradigm to humanitarian challenges.

The End of Individualism and the Economy

The End of Individualism and the Economy
Author: Ann E. Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN: 0429840497
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Individualism and the Economy Book Excerpt:

Individualism has been one of the driving forces in the rise of modern capitalism, and methodological individualism has been dominant in social science for many years. In this paradigm the economy is seen as a machine to routinize production and improve efficiency, and the discipline of economics has come to focus on control and automation. Recent innovations in natural and social sciences, however, indicate a shift in thinking away from individualism and towards interconnectedness. The End of Individualism and the Economy: Emerging Paradigms of Connection and Community traces the origins of “the individual” in history, philosophy, economics, and social science. Drawing from linguistic philosophy, there is increasing attention to language as a social substrate for all institutions, including money and the market. One irony is that the "individual" is a key term, related to distinct institutions and associated expertise; that is, "the individual" is social. The book explores the influence of individualism in the subversion of class consciousness, the view of impersonality as a virtue, and the rise of financialization. The founding assumption of economics, the rational autonomous individual with exogenous tastes, undercuts social solidarity and blocks awareness of interconnections and interdependencies. The text looks forward and embraces the new paradigms and alternative forms of governance, economics, and science which can be developed based on collectives and communities, with new values, frameworks, and world views. This work is suitable for academics, students, scholars, and researchers with an interest in economic and social collectives and methodological individualism, as well as those studying the connections between economics and other disciplines in the social and natural sciences.