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The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech

Fabulous article, beautifully written. Geoffrey Miller in Quillette. Here’s the problem. America’s informal ‘speech norms’, which govern what we’re allowed to say and what we’re not, were created and imposed by ‘normal’ brains, for ‘normal’ brains to obey and enforce. Formal speech codes at American universities were also written by and for the ‘neurotypical’ Asperger’sautismfree speechgeoffrey millerliberalityneurodiversityPhilosophy…

Extended Minds, Extended Foreskins

Irreverent “bar-room” style discussion between Tamler Sommers and David Pizarro on philosophical issues, this episode on my longstanding interest in extended mind. Yet another online example of one being able to get a decent education on the cheap, rather than an expensive miseducation on some ideological farm — and still having dosh for a car, good…

Reissue of Hayek’s The Sensory Order

The University of Chicago Press has alerted me that TSO is almost as good as here — so order now through the usual channels so as to not waste anytime in getting your hands on a copy. Cognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceFriedrich Hayekphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindSensory Orderviktor vanberg

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,…