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Sameness and Substance Renewed

It’s been ten years since the release of David Wiggins’ Sameness and Substance Renewed. I notice that it has gone into a second edition, which is good news. This book must rate as one of my favourite works and I believe is somewhat neglected (I originally read S&S and was impressed that reading S&SR didn’t…

British Idealism and the concept of the self

I don’t normally post conference calls or CFP but this conference has appeal to me. I did attend the Bradley Society conference in about 1997 at Harris Manchester hosted by Bill Mander and had a great time there. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date: 27th – 29th August, 2013 Location: Harris Manchester College, Oxford Idealism dominated British philosophy during…

Robert Nozick

Today marks the death of Robert Nozick one of the most versatile philosophers of the last quarter of the 20th Century. The more I read Nozick, the more astonishing his talent seems to be. He writes with such subtle twists about so many issues from politics to epistemology to identity to consciousness, to ethics to…

The Extended Mind Revisited

Here’s a rare treat to hear David Chalmers on the extended mind – typically, it’s been his co-author Andy Clark who has been exploring this idea in great detail. Here is their original paper;  stay tuned for Rob Rupert’s review of Andy’s Supersizing the Mind to appear in the Journal of Mind and Behavior (as Chalmers…