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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?
- Making ethical investment decisions
- Pope and Darwin
- What Truth Doesn't Mean
- Correlation Does Not Imply Causation
- When bad consequences are predicted but are permissible if a good consequence is intended.
- We are all just computer simulations
- Penguin Logic
- To think critically means to agree with me! Clarity makes people angry...
- Evidence for consciousness being a brain-wide activity
- Morality without Religion
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- It’s Westworld. What’s Wrong With Cruelty to Robots?
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- How to Serve a Deranged Tyrant, Stoically
- Type R and Organisational Resilience
- The New Localism: Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur
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- Museum Conservation and 21st Century Education
- Anchors Aweigh: Universities and local industrial strategies
- The Non Sense of Work Life Balance
- The rights of people with a disability are being ignored – what can we do?
- Bringing classical music to a new audience
- The power of creative thinking
- Regulation of AI: Not if but when and how
- When Do Puppies Hit "Peak Cuteness" to Humans?
- Are We Even Playing the Same Game?
- Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?
- The Truth about Hans Asperger's Nazi Collusion
- It's That Dress Again, but Now for Your Ears
- 5 Ways Technology Is Making Us Anxious
- Who Are You Calling Normal?
- The Science of Altering Consciousness
- 10 Things You Don't Know about Yourself
- Memory Transferred between Snails, Challenging Standard Theory of How the Brain Remembers
- Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari
- "You Found Me" | Helen Gillet
- How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad
- The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them | Robert Neuwirth
- Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
- The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam
- A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth
- The truth about unwanted arousal | Emily Nagoski
- "Iyeza" / "Zabalaza" | Thandiswa Mazwai
- What it's like to be a transgender dad | LB Hannahs
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Category Archives: Philosophy of Mind – Consciousness
Electrodes implanted in the brains of people with epilepsy might have resolved an ancient question about consciousness. Philosophy of mind, consciousness. From New Scientist magazine. ‘Consciousness signature’ discovered spanning the brain 00:00 17 March 2009 by Anil Ananthaswamy For similar stories, … Continue reading
A list of topics from Wikipedia – visit there by clicking on the links – well worth the effort. Decision-making and behavioral biases Many of these biases are studied for how they affect belief formation, business decisions, and scientific research. … Continue reading
Interesting article on why people may feel psychic from New Scientist. Philosophy of mind, human nature, psychics, psychology. New Scientist Belief Special 28 January 2006 Glad to be gullible Clare Wilson It is five minutes past midnight and I am alone … Continue reading
Religion and the ‘right’ to respect – comments on recent United Nations changes to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ethics, religion, social and political philosophy. Johann Hari Posted from: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-why-should-i-respect-these-oppressive-religions-1517789.html Whenever a religious belief is criticised, its adherents say … Continue reading
Why do we need privacy laws? Is it really a ‘security vs privacy’ dichotomy? Social and political philosophy. Bruce Schneier 05.18.06 The most common retort against privacy advocates — by those in favor of ID checks, cameras, databases, data mining and … Continue reading
How do we place a moral value on science? What issues are here and on the horizon that will test our moral boundaries through the advancement of science? Philosophy of science, ethics, moral philosophy. From New Scientist magazine. Immoral advances: … Continue reading
Sydney Morning Herald article on teaching philosophy in schools. Reason being … Peter Ellerton teaches philosophy at Brisbane’s Calamvale Community College and started the Australian Philosophy Teachers Network to get more resources to teachers. Photo: Paul Harris August 25, … Continue reading
How irreducible complexity, a stalwart of the Intelligent Design movement is NOT supported by the bacterial flagellum. Philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, hypothesis. Mark Perakh discusses how Intelligent Design proponents created the myth that bacterial flagella look like man-made … Continue reading
If our actions are determined by prior events, then do we have a choice about anything—or any responsibility for what we do? Scientific American. Free will, philosophy of mind, determinism. By Shaun Nichols Many scientists and philosophers are convinced that … Continue reading
If we have free will, so do subatomic particles, mathematicians claim to prove. Article from New Scientisty magazine. Philosophy of mind, consciousness, free will. Do subatomic particles have free will? http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/35391/title/Do_subatomic_particles_have_free_will%3F Do subatomic particles have free will? By Julie … Continue reading
For years, the frustrating lack of progress on the problem of free will has been a scandal in philosophy. Now it looks as if neurobiology may help us out – and indeed it may, says John Searle, but don’t think … Continue reading
By viewing evolution as the motion of energy flows toward a stationary state (entropy), evolution can be explained by the second law of thermodynamics, a law which conventionally describes physical systems. In this view, a cheetah serves as an energy … Continue reading
Debate on whether privacy is necessary in an open society to a large degree. Should only criminals fear not having secrets? Social and political philosophy resource. Mirko Bagaric | August 13, 2008 HOW worried do you reckon people in developing countries … Continue reading
Simple description of determinism and its consequences for free will. Brains as machines – the ghost in the machine. Mind-body problem (wmv)
A discussion of one of the central problems in philosophy of religion – if God is all knowing, how can I have free will? God and Free Will (wmv)
More gems from New Scientist. Philosophy of science. Ontology. The truth is out there New Scientist vol 165 issue 2226 – 19 February 2000 Instruments such as microscopes or telescopes can reveal the physical world to us, showing a cell’s walls or … Continue reading
How much of what we do is free will and how much is because of the ‘mob’ we find ourselves in? New Scientist. Political philosophy, philosophy of mind, social philosophy. Free Will and the Mob They made me do it … Continue reading
The matrix in real life (so to speak…). Good for philosophy of mind. Life’s a Simulation, Then You’re Deleted New Scientist vol 175 issue 2353 – 27 July 2002, page 48 No need to wait for Matrix 2 to come out. You … Continue reading
Animal rights. Human Nature. Humans have rights, should human-like animals? 30 May 2007 NewScientist.com news service Kate Douglas HIASL is a gregarious 26-year-old who enjoys painting, watching wildlife documentaries and eating bananas. He’s emotional, empathic and self-aware and he shares … Continue reading
Great article from New Scientist on Free Will. Sex, brains, robots and Buddhism: looking for free will New Scientist vol 178 issue 2394 – 10 May 2003, page 46 How much free will do you think you have? Does understanding how cause … Continue reading