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Can people be trash?

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Are you weird?

Are you weird?
Deepa Deepa 28 September, 2018
Please go back for a moment to my last week’s blog and look at the picture of the Müller-Lyer Illusion. The weird thing of this figure is – and that’s why we call it an illusion – that the upper line looks shorter than the line under, though actually th...
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What mary didn’t know

What mary didn’t know
Deepa Deepa 3 September, 2018
Last week I discussed a thought experiment by Hume. It says that if we know, for instance, all existing shades of blue but one, it’s possible to fill in the failing shade in your mind, without seeing it. This made me think of another thought experiment,...
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Shades of blue

Shades of blue
Deepa Deepa 27 August, 2018
The cases of Swampman and Teletransport discussed in my blog last week are so-called thought experiments. These are experiments that are performed only by reasoning, so in the mind, since they cannot be performed in real for often obvious reasons. Thoug...
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The swampman

The swampman
Ava Ava 20 August, 2018
Some examples devised by philosophers are weird but analytically very useful. Take this one by Donald Davidson:“Suppose lightning strikes a dead tree in a swamp; I am standing nearby. My body is reduced to its elements, while entirely by coincidence (an...
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Internet in the 17th century

Internet in the 17th century
Ava Ava 13 August, 2018
Today we have the Internet. We use it for exchanging messages and information, not only privately but also, for instance, in science and in philosophy. However, how kept scientists and scholars in touch during the age of the rise of modern science and p...
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Embodied cognition

Embodied cognition
Ashwini Ashwini 13 August, 2018
Knowledge is not only in the brain. With this statement I don’t mean in this blog the “extended mind thesis”, which says that a part of the mind is outside the brain in the agent’s world. For instance, you have stored a mailing list in your computer and...
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