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Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul

Long write-up in The New Yorker Dennett does not believe that we are “mere things.” He thinks that we have souls, but he is certain that those souls can be explained by science. Andy ClarkCognitive scienceDaniel DennettDavid ChalmersdualismGilbert RyleMaterialismneural correlatesNeurophilosophyneurosciencePhilosophy of mindquineReligion

Uploading the mind

Yet another article on techno-ebullience. Alva NoëArtificial intelligenceBuddhismCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessDavid ChalmersDerek ParfitDescartesdistributed cognitionExtended Mindphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindRay KurzweilSingularityStephen Hawking

Outsourcing Your Mind

An interesting piece since it references literature beyond the canonical extended mind hypothesis. active externalismAndy ClarkArtificial intelligenceCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessDavid ChalmersExtended MindExternalismphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mind

David Chalmers and Andy Clark Interview

This from the New Philosopher. Andy’s colleagues at Edinburgh in the epistemology department proposed the extended knowledge project, where you start thinking of knowledge as this extended process that involves interaction with the environment. I’ve been calling it stigmergic epistemology. active externalismAndy ClarkCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessDavid ChalmersEmbodied cognitionExtended MindExternalismphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindsocial epistemologyStigmergy