Kristin Andrews and Robert Lurz discuss animals and mindreading. CognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencephilosophical psychology
Roger Scruton weighs in on the nature/nurture debate via a threefold review. (Image another Steve Pyke portrait). Roger Scrutonsteve pyke
Maturana and Varela’s classic Autopoiesis and Cognition is freely available here (H/T to Paul Loader). What makes a living system a living system? What kind of biological phenomenon is the phenomenon of cognition? These two questions have been frequently considered, but, in this volume, the authors consider them as concrete biological questions. Their analysis is bold and…
My chum David being interviewed by a local Portland magazine programme here and featured on the BBC.
I had the good fortune to meet Jonathan Gottschall at a recent conference. This guy is young, brilliant and so self-effacing – but I’m hardly the only one to recognize this – see the write-up in The New York Times. His talent for deploying an another discipline in the service of another reminds me a…
Born on this day in 1899
My chum David Livingstone Smith’s latest book is getting some good coverage. The latest review of Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others can be found in Scientific American.
Here is the recently published book by my chum Erol Başar who as it happens is also contributing to my forthcoming edited book entitled Hayek in Mind: Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology. Not surprisingly, there is much reference to Hayek’s The Sensory Order peppered throughout Erol’s book most notably in section 2.12 (pp. 39-41). Other distinguished neuroscientists who appreciate…
Another video (via David Livingstone Smith) of Pat Churchland plugging her and Paul’s forthcoming book Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality. This talk is part of the The Great Debate conference Can Science Tell Us Right From Wrong?
My chum David Livingstone Smith’s latest book (that I have been trailing) has just been reviewed in the New York Times. The subject matter is as timely as ever and is a cracking read accessible for a general audience and an academic audience.