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- ItemOpen Access(Senior) Editorial: Introuducing IJFS, a new journal.(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019) Fisher, R. MichaelAny research on the term 'fear studies' in a university library will turn up a few uses of this term as mostly a loose aggregate term to identify more than one fear study (e.g., Mechias, Etkin & Kalisch, 2010). The studies listed by those using the term are all disciplinary, meaning, psychological- and/or biological-based with a strong emphasis on positivism and traditional views of empiricism (e.g., quantitative measurement as 'truth'). In this disciplinary regime, fear is treated (and imagined) as a feeling and/or emotion. Dictionaries and encyclopedias, as well as common everyday speech reinforces this meaning of (definition) of fear. At least, in the English version of translation of 'fear,' of which I can only claim to have access to understanding because of my own limited views as an English-speaker. IJFS is beginning with that linguistic (and cultural) limitation as well.
- ItemOpen AccessIntuitions on fear classification: Introducing fearotypes & other musings(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019) Eales, MarkDespite the pervasive nature of fear in human life, there is a distinct lack of exploration or emphasis in scholarly or colloquial discourse on fear, that arguably inhibits the ability to overcome its holistic and often detrimental effects. Inspired by R. Michael Fisher (Fearology) and Desh Subba (Fearism), whom are attempting serious scholarly work on the subject of fear, this article represents a stream of consciousness from the very provisional musings of a layperson in an attempt to make sense of the world from a purely intuitive position, while working on the premise that fear should be the overriding issue of humanity to address and the focal point of any future revolution. The author explores some key ideas from in their earliest conception, most notably Fearotypes; a potential way to classify people's common responses to fear to help initiate the process of highlighting the ubiquity of fear in human life. With sincere care for others and the world expressed, the author communicates a longing for a revolution so that humans might, as a species, begin to realise their incredible potential. This paper represents the author's own beginning and small contribution to that revolution. The revolution speculated to be the most important throughout history, in any present or any future: that is, the revolution against fear based life.
- ItemOpen AccessFake news, paradigm of fear & sustainability: Research report on climate fear(s).(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019) Bell, SimonNews manipulation is now a much-discussed reality of the 21st century media ethics. Daniel Khaneman has identified that people have a tendency to respond to complex issues in a problematic manner--often making use of instincts (System 1 or S!) in kneee jerk responses when a more rational (Systems 2 or S2) approach might be more appropriate. Simply put, human beings have a flawed process for problem structuring. In research carried out between 2015-16 with people engaged in and concerned with climate change....
- ItemOpen AccessCourage/couragelessness: Rethinking the fear/fearlessness dialectic(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019) Barnesmoore, Luke; Fisher, R. MichaelThe net of problems of injustice in the world, past, present and in the oncoming future-present are characteristically rooted in the many and varied contextual manifestations of the superiority-supremacism form. In search of the metaphysical pathology hidden by the banal invisibility of Western thought (worldview/ideologies) for Western subjects, the authors critically recognize, conceptualize and unveil the superiority-supremacism form, the conflation of dualistic and nondualistic phenomena, and the all too common synthesis of superiority-supremacism and the conflation of dualistic/nondualistic phenomena that form an essential aspect of the Colonial Modernist Worldview (C.M. Worldview ; see Barnesmoore 2018) as a critique of Western knowledge and conceptions of human history manufactured therein.
- ItemOpen AccessFearontology musings: Work in progress.(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019) Kalu, Osinakachi Akuma[Editor's Note: The material for this article was originally created from a few blogs Kalu published on the Fearlessness Movement ning in the last year, and from rough notes he had sent to me for a potential article he wished to co-write but wasn't going to get to it for some time, as many other life-priorities took over. I offered to put some 'musings' together playfully, and at times slightly edit things for him. He had final edit of the excerpts below, and submitted them to IJFS]
- ItemOpen AccessMythical seductions & diversions: A dialogue, with fear.(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019) Kumar, B. Maria; Fisher, R. Michael[Note: The authors, Kumar (India) and Fisher (Canada) have been in dialogue on the topic of fear and fearlessness for over two years. Their first book together (with Desh Subba from Nepal, now living in Hong Kong) originated from a series of email dialogues, then published on the Fearlessness Movement ning, which were initiated by Fisher; see Fear, Law and Criminology: Critical Issues in Applying the Philosophy of Fearism, Xlibris 2018]
- ItemOpen AccessInternational Journal of Fear Studies, Volume 1 (1), 2019: Interdisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Approaches(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019-03-12) Fisher, R. Michael
- ItemOpen AccessGenesis of meaning' and it's realm: Engaging Derrida(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019-09-27) Subba, Desh
- ItemOpen AccessInternational Journal of Fear Studies, Volume 1 (2), 2019: Interdisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Approaches(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019-09-27) Fisher, R. Michael
- ItemOpen AccessNew Fear Vocabulary(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019-09-27) Fisher, R. MichaelWhat is fear?' This common question for most everyone who is interested in fear, usually starts the conversation of meaning by searching for a definition. Typically, these days especially, the reductionism of such a definition of fear is usually to say it is an emotion or feeling, then to claim it is found in the amygdala of the brain, and further the scientific approach wants to capture and control and delimit what fear is and what fear isn’t. Such a long traditional and even current approach has always seemed to me to be far too restrictive and distortive of what is going on when humans talk about fear, imagine fear and attempt to manage fear. I and others herein, especially from the field of fearism (i.e., philosophy of fearism), have not been content with the traditional reductionistic approaches to the topic of fear. We have asked larger questions, beyond merely the scientific way of framing the problem of fear, and have found we are better off to be creative and expansive, as well as include the scientific and retractive, and to re-imagine critically the very way humans perceive, conceive and reproduce knowledge-power about fear. 'What is fear knowledge?' has been a much more important question in my own research. A new vocabulary is required to tap-in to that exploration.
- ItemOpen AccessRole of Celebrities: Taking the Temperature of National Fear(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019-09-27) Fisher, R. Michael
- ItemOpen AccessBook Review: Indigenous Perspective on Four Arrows' Book Point of Departure(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019-09-27) Rafiq
- ItemOpen AccessOpen Letter: To Mr. Elliott Abrams (U.S. Venezuelan Envoy)(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019-09-27) McLaren, Peter