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Mind in Life

I’ve just completed reading Evan Thompson’s Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind, a work which I heartily endorse as the best statement yet of the enactivist theory of mind. I especially like his taking on the philosopher’s zombie and his chapter on Empathy and Enculturation. Last, but by no means least,…

Hayek: Cognitive scientist Avant la Lettre

My published article is now available from here. Check out the full table of contents for this volume.

What is understanding?

Here’s a singularity summit talk by Eric Baum. Baum is known to me as the author of What is Thought? and in particular his discussion of his notion of “The Hayek Machine” as set out in his  “Toward a Model of Intelligence as an Economy of Agents” Machine Learning 35, pp. 155-185 (1999).

Qualia – The Movie

I recently brought your attention to the topic of consciousness in literature. I now want to draw your attention to a very ambitious film project – Qualia, the movie. Click here to hear the film’s writer-director, Derek LaPorte and producer, Rukmani Bachal talk about the proposed project. Rukmani tells me: Qualia deals with the question of the…

The Social Science of Hayek’s The Sensory Order

Here are the publisher’s details for this soon-to-be released volume that includes my paper “Hayek: cognitive scientist avant la lettre“

Embodied Economics

Here’s a freely available download of an article entitled “Embodied economics: how bodily information shapes the social coordination dynamics of decision-making” from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The article references many of the major embodiment theorists and refreshingly there is much on Hayek and of course The Sensory Order.

Hayek: cognitive scientist avant la lettre

Here is the uncorrected proof of my essay – do not cite.

The Social Epistemology of Experimental Economics

A new book by Ana Cordeiro dos Santos has come to my attention. Aside from the title which caught my eye – The Social Epistemology of Experimental Economics – what recommends checking the book out is that Ana’s pedigree is notable – her PhD was supervised by Uskali Mäki and Jack Vromen, both top-draw minds…