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A reading resolution kept!

A reading resolution kept!
Ashwini Ashwini 4 days, 3 hours ago
← [Security, etc.]Posted onbyPeter Smith For some while now, I’ve kept a list of the novels that I’ve being reading or re-reading  — my memory for this sort of thing being pretty bad. But the list used to grow depressingly slowly; so very many good (or...
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[security, etc.]

[security, etc.]
Krishna Krishna 4 days, 4 hours ago
← It is not the case that pA reading resolution kept! →Posted onbyPeter Smith [Just an update to say that I have now installed an SSL certificate so that this becomes a “secure” site served via https, which will stop some browsers telling you this isn’...
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Why it happens

Why it happens
Ashwini Ashwini 7 days ago
One of the most confusing questions is “why did it happen?” For what do we mean by it? It looks so simple: When we ask why something happened, we ask for its reason. But this begs the question, for when we ask what we mean by a reason, we are back where...
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Black swans

Black swans
Ashwini Ashwini 7 days ago
When I made a bike ride last Sunday, by chance I passed a garden with two black swans behind a low fence. I felt pity for the swans, for I think that their wings had been clipped in order to prevent that they would escape, but maybe I am wrong. However,...
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At kettle’s yard

At kettle’s yard
Deepa Deepa 30 June, 2018
← As when the doveSinging on the river →Posted onbyPeter Smith Edge III, 2012, Antony Gormley To cheer up after a depressing work day yesterday — one of those days you lose faith in the book you are writing — a cheering outing to the newly opened exhi...
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Losing your reflection

Losing your reflection
Deepa Deepa 27 June, 2018
When in Offenbach’s opera “The Tales of Hoffmann”, Hoffmann falls in love with Giuletta, the latter asks for his reflection so that “He will always be with her”. Not knowing that on her turn Giuletta is under the influence of the sinister Capitaine Dape...
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Manipulation through language

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As when the dove

As when the dove
Ashwini Ashwini 21 June, 2018
← 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 20 June, 2018
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 16 June, 2018
Contributor InstructionsThe Brains BlogSince 2005, a leading forum for work in the philosophy and science of mind Menu Skip to content Contributor InstructionsMasthead Founder:Gualtiero Piccinini Managing Editor:John Schwenkler Contributing Editors:R...
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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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