Colin Blakemore: 1944-2022

Back in the day I enjoyed Blakemore’s BBC series (with accompanying book) The Mind Machine, several episodes available on YouTube. Also well-worth a read (coedited with Susan Greenfield) is the book Mindwaves: Thoughts on Intelligence, Identity, and Consciousness. See the obit On Colin.

The Kathy Wilkes Memorial Conference 

Beginning this year (tomorrow), The Herbert Simon Society (Turin), IUC Dubrovnik, and St. Hilda’s College Oxford are putting on an annual conference to honour Kathy Wilkes. The conference deals with the impact of the cognitive sciences on the social, political and economic sciences. For online attendance details, contact Giovanni De Rosa.

It was through Roger Scruton and Bill Newton-Smith that I briefly met Kathy in the late 80s. For those who might not know anything about her, see here, here and here. Kathy’s Real People is a great and accessible read.