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Philosophy of mind

Why Brain-to-Brain Communication Is No Longer Unthinkable

This from the Smithsonian. For all that science has studied and mapped the brain in recent decades, the mind remains a black box. A famous 1974 essay by the philosopher…

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Skillful Coping: Essays on the Phenomenology of Everyday Perception and Action

Review of the first installment of Hubert Dreyfus’ collected papers.

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What Emily Dickinson Can Teach Neuroscience

This from Evan Thompson. As Evan points out the phrase “Wider than the Sky” was first brought to wider attention by Gerald Edelman which I originally read as supporting material for my…

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Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism

Forthcoming from my chum and endorsed by none other than Barry Smith.

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Surfing Uncertainty Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

Any new book by Andy Clark is, so far as I’m concerned, a notable event. Clark speaks to a general audience without ever being condescending or very jargony and he…

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You might just as well say ‘I see what I eat’ is the same thing as ‘I eat what I see’

The wonderful Gilbert Ryle in discussion with James Urmson from 1972 (in 5 parts). Also see Jerry Cohen’s take-off of Ryle in the final video:

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Extended Cognition, Trust and Glue, and Knowledge

Despite my (highly qualified) HEC commitments, I love reading people like Ken Aizawa (and Fred Adams) and others such as Rob Rupert who are really HEC’s best fiends. Yes, I said…

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