Nearly every word of this essay about cultural borrowing and reworking was stolen — er, appropriated — from some other source and then cobbled together with a big dose of Lethem magic to form a cohesive whole.
Although Socrates —who was the main character in most of Plato 's dialogues—was a genuine historical figure, it is commonly understood that in later dialogues Plato used the character of Socrates to give voice to his own philosophical views.
Philosophers’ claims that by reflecting on itself thought reliably reveals our nature, grounds knowledge, gives us free will, endows our behavior with moral value, are all challenged. And the threat doesn’t stem from some tendentious scientistic worldview. It emerges from the detailed understanding of the mind that cognitive science and neuroscience are providing.
Quartz – 14h ago Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional … The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility Quartz – […]
The intervention used in this research was based on the Internal Family Systems model that sees an individual’s personality as made up of different sub-personalities By guest blogger Marianne Cezza As social creatures, accurately recognising and understanding the mental states of others (their intentions, knowledge, beliefs, etc.) is crucial to our social bonds and interactions. In […]
Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions? Think again. In a provocative paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive machine running one simple algorithm — to serve […]
This voice of mine is crucial…. and Chris, Laura and DocDee as well. I will get actual quotes later, meanwhile here are some excerpts from the reviews of this book. …To remember, then is precisely not to recall events as isolated; it is to become capable of forming meaningful narrative sequences. In Narrative Truth and […]