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- A nice Philosophy of Mind summary
- The power of categorical logic
- What exactly is the scientific method and why do so many people get it wrong?
- Paralympic athletes faster than olympic athletes — what does this tell us about difference?
- Logic: if + then = why? How can we understand the power of logic?
- How do we ensure we are exposed to new ideas? A parody with bite.
- A Life of Meaning (Reason Not Required) – What is the nature of our relationship with reason?
- Can you name this cognitive bias?
- By what measures can we value human life?
- Teaching philosophy improves standardised scores
- Are we in control of our own decisions?
- Neuroscience and education: myths and messages
- Free will is not as free as we think – and that’s ok.
- Where’s the Proof in Pseudoscience?
- Science in the lead?
- Philosophy Ideas
- The Scientific Method
- If you've nothing to hide.....Secrecy and the Open Society
- Free Will vs the Programmed Brain
- What use Philosophy?
- Plato and Aristotle from 'The School of Athens'
- Categorical Logic booklet (deductive logic)
- More, Sir Thomas - Utopia
- Top Ten Evolution Myths - and how we know it really happened (pdf)
- The Tale of the Slave
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- Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, & the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner
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Category Archives: Philosophy of Mind – Consciousness
If philosophy is to stay relevant, it must bridge the gap between feeling, thought and reason. Few would disagree with two age-old truisms: We should strive to shape our lives with reason, and a central prerequisite for the good life … Continue reading
NATURE REVIEWS | NEUROSCIENCE Abstract: For several decades, myths about the brain — neuromyths — have persisted in schools and colleges, often being used to justify ineffective approaches to teaching. Many of these myths are biased distortions of scientific fact. … Continue reading
Alex Rosenburg, The Stone. It is often said that we can never truly know the minds of others, because we can’t “get inside their heads.” Our ability to know our own minds, though, is rarely called into question. It is … Continue reading
Could AI of the future be not just smarter, but also more conscious than humans are now? Will they wonder if we are/were truly conscious? Discuss.
“Scientists working on animal cognition often dwell on their desire to talk to the animals. Oddly enough, this particular desire must have passed me by, because I have never felt it. I am not waiting to hear what my animals … Continue reading
Can you prove you have free will?
If ‘I’ change ‘my’ mind? Then where do ‘I’ fit in?
From the concept by Chalmers. Could humans exist that are not conscious? The extract below is from his site. Philosophical zombies It is philosophical zombies that I’m most interested in here, since I’m a philosopher and they raise very interesting … Continue reading
It’s time to abandon the idea that we are the gold standard of intelligence. Take a test using a more fundamental scale of smarts http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128296.100-universal-intelligence-one-test-to-rule-them-all.html?full=true&print=true Download Universal intelligence (pdf)
Seeing your life pass before you and the light at the end of the tunnel, can be explained by new research on abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow By Charles Q. Choi Scientific American http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=peace-of-mind-near-death Near-death experiences are often thought of … Continue reading
We know that we are aware of ourselves. But we don’t know how. And we are not even sure why. The answers may lie in the physical processes of consciousness 01 April 1989 by SUSAN BLACKMORE New Scientists Magazine issue … Continue reading
(From my appearance on ABC Radio National’s ‘Philosopher’s Zone) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/philosopherszone/stories/2007/1911312.htm Philosophy is about asking childlike questions – how do we know the world exists? How do we know it hasn’t just started existing? Why can’t we go back in time? … Continue reading
(from my Ockham’s Razor appearance on the ABC’s Radio National) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ockhamsrazor/stories/2010/2975629.htm Robyn Williams: And now, the bad news. No, don’t run off – this is interesting – even Quite Interesting, as Stephen Fry might say. Here I’ll quote directly from a … Continue reading
Nice little overview of how the whole thing started. From New Scientist magazine. Philosophy of mind, consciousness, self. 20 March 2009 by A C Grayling AFTER John Locke published his Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690, he sent copies to various … Continue reading