Here’s an obituary by the ever excellent Jane O’Grady.
October 30, 2012 0 Comments Short URL Cognition, Cognitive neuroscience, consciousness, David Chalmers, functionalism, J. J. C. Smart, jack smart, Neurophilosophy, neuroscience, Ninian Smart, Philosophy, Philosophy of mind, Physicalism, Type physicalism, Utilitarianism philosophy of mind, philosophy of science
Here is a skeptical take on the insights supposedly offered by the rise of behavioral economics as represented by Daniel Kahneman and others. Since I’m in the process of reviewing Kahneman it will be interesting to see if Levine’s take on behavioral economics jibes with my take on Kahneman in particular and behavioral economics in general – I have a strong sense that is unlikely to be the case.
July 29, 2012 0 Comments Short URL Behavioral economics, Daniel Kahneman, Economics, Game Theory, Kahneman, Social science behavioral economics, bounded rationality, cognition, cognitive systems, complexity, computational psychology, david levine, neuroeconomics, neuromania, neurophilosophy, neuroscience, philosophy of mind, philosophy of social science, rationality, situated cognition, social cognition, social connectionism, social epistemology, social ontology, social psychology
In anticipation of the publication date (October) Penn State University Press are offering a 20% discount off the cover price of A Companion to Michael Oakeshott – download form here.
July 23, 2012 0 Comments Short URL Michael Oakeshott, Penn State University Press a companion to michael oakeshott, companion to michael oakeshott, companion to oakeshott, conservatism, liberal education, liberalism, michael oakeshott, philosophy, philosophy and literature, philosophy of education, philosophy of history, philosophy of mind, philosophy of social science, political philosophy, religion
Glowing review of Bengson and Moffett’s edited book: edited works are very difficult to assess and often suffer from being uneven in quality. But as the reviewer says: “The wealth of its perspectives and accounts is not merely a blessing but also a nightmare for the reviewer.” So, nice one Marc!
A discussion on the BBC World Service (H/T to David Livingston Smith).
June 24, 2012 0 Comments Short URL Artificial intelligence, Cognition, Cognitive neuroscience, Cognitive science, complexity, Philosophy of mind alan turing, computation, computational intelligence, computational psychology, computationalism, computer science, philosophy of mind, Turing, turing machine, turing test
At last PSUP have published the contents.
June 10, 2012 0 Comments Short URL Conversation, Michael Oakeshott, Noel Malcolm, Oakeshott, Paul Franco, Philosophy, Political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes companion to michael oakeshott, companion to oakeshott, corey abel, david boucher, elizabeth corey, geoffrey thomas, kenneth mcintyre, kenneth minogue, martyn thompson, Noël Malcolm, Noël O’Sullivan, philosophical jurisprudence, philosophy of education, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of social science, rationalism in politics, Robert Devigne, robert grant, situated cognition, social cognition, social epistemology, social identity, Steven Gerencser, timothy fuller
June 5, 2012 0 Comments Short URL Analytic philosophy, Anglo-Saxon, God, Newton, Philosophy, Philosophy of science, Stephen Hawking, Universe philosophy, philosophy and literature, philosophy of biology, philosophy of economics, philosophy of education, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, philosophy of social science
This essay is well worth a read. H/T to Brian Glenney for bringing it to my attention (I hang my head in shame for not having read it before).
May 29, 2012 0 Comments Short URL Adam Smith, Cognition, Cognitive neuroscience, Cognitive science, David Hume, Descartes, Essay, external world, hume, Locke, Philosophy, Philosophy of mind, qualia, Smith, Social Sciences, Treatise of Human Nature adam smith, philosophy of mind, qualia
This from Intelligent Life.
May 17, 2012 0 Comments Short URL consciousness, distributed cognition, distributed knowledge, knowing how knowing that, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, rationalism, rationality, stigmergy, swarm, swarm behavior, swarm intelligence, tacit knowledge
- Empathy and the Extended Mind June 19, 2013
- A Confederacy of Dunces Typescript Sold at Auction June 18, 2013
- Herbert Simon June 17, 2013
- Bourbon does for me what the piece of cake did for Proust June 16, 2013
- Review of Michael Oakeshott on Religion, Aesthetics, and Politics June 16, 2013
- Frege’s puzzle and Frege cases: Defending a quasi-syntactic solution June 15, 2013
- A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 16 June 14, 2013
- An Introduction to Ontology: From Aristotle to the Universal Core June 12, 2013
- Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing June 11, 2013
- Minds, Intrinsic Properties, and Madhyamaka Buddhism June 11, 2013
- The End June 10, 2013
- The social-cognitive dynamics of metaphor performance June 8, 2013
- A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 15 June 7, 2013
- EPISTEME 10:2 – Privacy, Secrecy, and Epistemology June 6, 2013
- Cosmos & Taxis: Vancouver 2013 June 6, 2013