Tag Philosophy

The Design of Philosophy

Many people I know, thoughtful people at that, have a poor opinion about philosophy. They think it’s a has-been discipline: too many words and too little applicability. It’s a pretty short sighted view, but that view is encouraged by philosophers…

Experience isn’t subjective

This is the first post in a series deriving from a conversation with Frode on the 26th of April. From Descartes to Nagel, there is an argument that consciousness is utterly subjective, that another person cannot feel my pain. A…

M-Theories

I gave a talk at NIAS on M-Theories, which is my approach to the intersection of mind, metaphysics and mathematics. You can see the prezi of the talk here or on the prezi page. via Prezi via Prezi

The Organities

According to the cognoscenti biology is the science of the 21st century just as physics was the science of the 20th. Within biology itself, neuroscience is rising fast and becoming the go-to science. Donors, funding agencies and newspapers seem to…