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Hayek: Cognitive Scientist Avant la Lettre

From Advances in Austrian Economics PROLOGUE It is probably no more justified to claim that thinking man has created his culture than that culture created his reason (Hayek, 1952/1979, p. 155). For Hayek, intelligence is manifest through a reciprocal coalition with the artifactual (social and physical), a causal integration that can take ontogenetic, phylogenetic, individual,…

WHY I AM AN ACCOMMODATIONIST AND PROUD OF IT

Michael Ruse in the latest issue of ZYGON The implication is that those of us who think that science and religion can coexist harmoniously are in some sense selling out. The New Atheists have appeared on the scene,and in a classic example of what Freud called the “narcissism of small differences,” while they may hate…

The Mind’s Eye: Discussion Featuring David Malone, Galen Strawson and Nicholas Humphrey

The video of this discussion very kindly brought to my attention by Alex Kealy at The Institute of Art and Ideas. For more on Strawson see the very excellent review of his Consciousness and its Place in Nature: Does Physicalism Entail Panpsychism? by my chum and occassional collaborator Chris Onof.   chris onofCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessGalen StrawsonInstitute of…

Hayek, Popper, and the Causal Theory of the Mind

Here are excerpts from Ed Feser’s essay. In late 1952, F. A. Hayek sent his friend Karl Popper a copy of his recently published book The Sensory Order: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology. In a letter dated December 2, 1952, Popper acknowledged receipt of the book and responded as follows to what…