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William Barrett on Existentialism

Here is a three part interview led by the ever reliable and precise expositor, Bryan Magee. I’m not sure that things have changed that much since this programme in 1978 in that while Heidegger is fully accepted (and suggestively reinterpreted) by those of us in cognitive science, mainstream analytical  philosophy still sees him as a…

Functionalism and mental boundaries

I’ve decided to dust off some of the papers from a themed issue that I co-edited five years ago since I happen to be very much in “extended mind” mode just now. First up is Larry Shapiro – below is his into; here is his abstract. 1. Introduction Where are minds? For most people the…

Oakeshott Symposium on Science and Religion

This is the first of six contributions to a symposium published in Zygon, vol. 44, no. 1 (March 2009). Abstract. This paper introduces a symposium discussing Michael Oakeshott’s understanding of the relationship of religion, science and politics. Essays by Elizabeth Corey, Timothy Fuller, Byron Kaldis, and Corey Abel are followed by a review of Corey’s recent…

Deep Cuts from Oakeshott Companion

This from David Boucher’s The Victim of Thought: The Idealist Inheritance: Idealists and realists were not as antagonistic toward each other as is commonly thought. Harold Joachim, for example, submitted the second chapter of The Nature of Truth to his “friend Bertrand Russell” before the book was published. R. G. Collingwood was a respected figure internationally…

Of Men and Manners

Here is a review of Tony Quinton‘s last (and posthumous) work edited by Anthony Kenny (who else would be up to the task?) A. J. Ayeranthony kennyBernardino TelesioFrancis BaconGilbert RyleImmanuel KantJohn DeweyKantof men and mannersQuinton

The Amygdala Made Me Do It

James Atlas reviews the latest spate of books on biological determinism. Artificial intelligenceCharles DuhiggCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessDaniel KahnemanDavid HumeEmbodied cognitionGilbert Rylephilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindqualiaTony DungyTreatise of Human NatureWilliam James