Evan Thompson reviews two of the most controversial books of recent years: What Darwin Got Wrong by Jerry Fodor, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel. Cognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessEvan Thompsonevolutionary biologyExplanationJerry FodorPhilosophy of mindsciencethomas nagel
A recent discussion held at Oxford. (The picture above is Darwin, not Dennett :~) ) Daniel DennettRichard Dawkins
Staying with the literature theme of a few days ago and earlier today, here is another write up on Jonathan Gottschall’s new book and an article by JG himself here and a related review article of another book by John Gray here. E. O. WilsonJonathan GottschallJonathan HaidtLiteratureNew AtheismSolzhenitsynStorytelling
Ludwig Büchner. According to Wikipedia: The extreme materialism of this work excited so much opposition that he was compelled to give up his post at Tübingen.