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As when the dove

As when the dove
Ashwini Ashwini 2 days, 12 hours ago
← Thin ObjectsAt Kettle’s Yard →Posted onbyPeter Smith  To distract you from Trump, Brexit, and other woes, the wonderful Lucy Crowe sings “As when the dove” from Handel’s Acis and Galatea. The whole new recording from the Early Opera Company under C...
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Slippery slope arguments and discretely countable subjects of experience

Slippery slope arguments and discretely countable subjects of experience
Ashwini Ashwini 2 days, 16 hours ago
I've become increasingly worried about slippery slope arguments concerning the presence or absence of (phenomenal) consciousness. Partly this is in response to Peter Carruthers' new draft article on animal consciousness, partly it's because I'm revisit...
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Neurocognitive mechanisms: explaining biological cognition

Neurocognitive mechanisms: explaining biological cognition
Ashwini Ashwini 6 days ago
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Systems neuroscience highlights: april 2018

Systems neuroscience highlights: april 2018
Krishna Krishna 3 June, 2018
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Social generativity and complexity

Social generativity and complexity
Deepa Deepa 27 May, 2018
The idea of generativity in the realm of the social world expresses the notion that social phenomena are generated by the actions and thoughts of the individuals who constitute them, and nothing else (link, link). More specifically, the principle of gen...
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"what is it like" interview now freely available

"what is it like" interview now freely available
Krishna Krishna 24 May, 2018
... here. It's a fairly long read (about 8000 words), but I gave a lot of thought to Cliff's questions, and I hope the result is both interesting and revealing. Read it, and learn about: * my unconventional parents, including how we celebrated Christmas...
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The rise and fall of philosophical jargon

The rise and fall of philosophical jargon
Ashwini Ashwini 7 May, 2018
In 2010, I defined a discussion arc, in philosophy, as a curve displaying the relative frequency at which a term or phrase appears among the abstracts of philosophical articles. Since then, I've done a few analyses using discussion arcs, mostly searchi...
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Symposium on joshua shepherd’s “halfhearted action and control”

Symposium on joshua shepherd’s “halfhearted action and control”
Ashwini Ashwini 30 April, 2018
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Karl marx 200 years

Karl marx 200 years
Deepa Deepa 29 April, 2018
House of Marx's birth: The first house from the left (photo taken when I visited it many years ago)“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it”, as Karl Marx’s 11th and last Thesis on Feuerbach...
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Interviews with philosophers at 3:am

Interviews with philosophers at 3:am
Deepa Deepa 29 April, 2018
← The Esmé Quartet, at the Wigmore Hall String Quartet CompetitionFive books — Philosophical Logic, from the back catalogue →Posted onbyPeter Smith Probably most of people who happen across these blog posts will know of the series of interviews with ph...
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Three ways your ethics class might backfire

Three ways your ethics class might backfire
Krishna Krishna 29 April, 2018
... if your aim is to encourage students to actually act better. (Of course, this might not be among your aims.) (This post was inspired by Janet Stemwedel's Facebook/Twitter post about students cheating in her ethics class, and subsequent discussion.)...
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Five books — philosophical logic, from the back catalogue

Five books — philosophical logic, from the back catalogue
Krishna Krishna 28 April, 2018
← Interviews with philosophers at 3:AMPosted onbyPeter Smith As noted in a recent post, I’ve  recently been reading an old discussion by Geach of ‘any’ vs ‘every’. I’d largely forgotten what his view was — I hadn’t revisited my dusty copy of the releva...
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Help me choose posts for my next book: consciousness

Help me choose posts for my next book: consciousness
Ava Ava 26 April, 2018
As I've mentioned several times, my next book will consist of selected revised blog posts and op-eds. I've narrowed it down to about 150 posts, in seven broad categories. I'd really appreciate your help in narrowing it down more! Categories: moral psy...
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Symposium on del pinal and spaulding, “conceptual centrality and implicit bias”

Symposium on del pinal and spaulding, “conceptual centrality and implicit bias”
Ashwini Ashwini 25 April, 2018
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Reading spinoza

Reading spinoza
Ashwini Ashwini 25 April, 2018
Spinoza is seen as a philosopher whose work is often obscure and difficult to understand, unlike, for example, Descartes whose texts are well written with clear and distinct concepts. Especially Spinoza’s Ethics is considered opaque, not only now but al...
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Regulatory failure

Regulatory failure
Ashwini Ashwini 24 April, 2018
When we think of the issues of health and safety that exist in a modern complex economy, it is impossible to imagine that these social goods will be produced in sufficient quantity and quality by market forces alone. Safety and health hazards are typica...
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Birthday cake and a chapel

Birthday cake and a chapel
Ava Ava 22 April, 2018
Last weekend, at my 50th birthday party, one guest asked, "Now that you're fifty, what wisdom do you have to share?" I answered, "Eat more birthday cake!" He seemed disappointed with my reply. I'm a philosopher; don't I have something better to say th...
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Systems neuroscience highlights: march 2018

Systems neuroscience highlights: march 2018
Krishna Krishna 19 April, 2018
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Help me choose posts for my next book: cosmology, skepticism, and weird minds

Help me choose posts for my next book: cosmology, skepticism, and weird minds
Ashwini Ashwini 19 April, 2018
As I've mentioned several times, my next book will consist of selected revised blog posts and op-eds. I've narrowed it down to about 150 posts, in seven broad categories. I'd really appreciate your help in narrowing it down more! Categories: moral psy...
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The esmé quartet, at the wigmore hall string quartet competition

The esmé quartet, at the wigmore hall string quartet competition
Ava Ava 17 April, 2018
← Das Kontinuum 2018Posted onbyPeter Smith The semi-finals and final of the Wigmore Hall String Competition were live streamed over the weekend.  Here is a recording of one of the semi-finals, well filmed with fine sound. From 37.45, there is a perf...
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