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Alvin Goldman Symposium

Look out for what might be best considered the results from a symposium on Alvin Goldman in his distinctive guise as epistemologist – distinctive in the sense that he’s been at the heart of “analytical” epistemology for the past 40+ years and has recently lead the charge to make social epistemology acceptable to analytical epistemologists.…

The Extended Mind and Religious Thought

THE EXTENDED MIND AND RELIGIOUS THOUGHT Zygon symposium (Volume 44 Issue 3 September 2009) is now available online. The lineup as follows: MINDSCAPES AND LANDSCAPES: EXPLORING THE EXTENDED MIND (p 625-627) Leslie Marsh THE EXTENDED MIND (p 628-641) Mark Rowlands PERSONS AND THE EXTENDED-MIND THESIS (p 642-658) Lynne Rudder Baker MINDS, INTRINSIC PROPERTIES, AND MADHYAMAKA…

V. S. Ramachandran

  Speaking of homuncularity there is a nice profile of V. S. Ramachandran in the latest issue of The New Yorker (sorry it’s by subscription only). It’s a far superior piece than the one done on the Churchlands a while back. Beyond the areas that have made V.S. so well-known (synesthesia, phantom limb syndrome), several interesting…

Hurley: The shared circuits model

In case you haven’t come across this, a posthumous article by Susan Hurley entitled “The shared circuits model (SCM): How control, mirroring, and simulation can enable imitation, deliberation, and mindreading” along with responses, has been posted on Susan’s Memorial Conference website.