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Category Archives: Philosophy of Mind
SCORE: 4/5 Devs is an outstanding 8-part mini-series with a conservative slant on FX, that I highly recommend to Dissident Rightists. The series, which plays like an extended episode of Black Mirror, is written and directed by Alex Garland, one … Continue reading
At Counter-Currents, Jef Costello has a nice essay ruminating on the existentialist choices surrounding suicide. I wrote a long comment to the piece, which I’ve reproduced here: I’m in full agreement about the importance of living with a sense of … Continue reading
In Scientific American, Christof Koch (a giant in the field of consciousness studies) summarizes the latest status of neuronal correlates of consciousness (NCC) research, as well as the Integrated information theory (IIT), which has been the most significant theoretical development … Continue reading
For those interested philosophy of mind (how can you not be?) and the possible directions that VR will take, Joshua Rothman has a good piece titled “Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality?”. Rothman visits and experiences firsthand experimental lab … Continue reading
Esteemed philosopher Galen Strawson has a very good piece on the poverty of materialism as an explanation for consciousness (“The Consciousness Deniers”). He traces the lineage from early behaviorism to Dennett-style functionalism, leading to the absurdity that is reductive materialism: … Continue reading
The great philosopher of mind Jerry Fodor has passed at the age of 82. A good overview of his physicalist, functionalist, ‘representational theory of mind’ can be found here.
In Scientific American, Bernardo Kastrup has an excellent article on “Transcending the Brain”. There is a fair amount of speculation in the piece, but it’s of the sort that I gravitate towards: Despite significant advances in neuroscience, consciousness remains a … Continue reading
In The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman has a very good profile on the seminal philosopher Daniel Dennett (“Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul”) whose functionalist theory of consciousness is probably the most prominent and influential materialist position contra the ‘mysterians’ … Continue reading
I’m not saying they’re innocent or guilty, or that they weren’t baited by ambitious females looking for a payday or to strike a blow to the patriarchy, but there seems to be an SJW War Against New Mysterian Philosophers! First … Continue reading