“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.” —from Seduction of the Minotaur, by Anaïs … More
Category: Cognitive Science
Do Neurons Produce Consciousness?
Dan Dennett casts doubt on the idea that neurons produce anything other than further neural processes and behavior in a … More
Morality, Reasons, Causes Part I
Yes, Nature’s road must ever be preferred; Reason is here no guide, but still a guard: ’Tis hers to … More
Much of the time we worry about threats which are very unlikely ever to affect us. What are your chances … More
The Future is not too Futuristic
Entering 2018, we cross into the future. What does it look like? During the last few decades we have enjoyed … More
The Metaphysics of “A Christmas Carol”
Have you ever seen a ghost? If you did, would you think you were having a hallucination, or would you … More
Does Information Smell?
Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks have been doing a nice job of creating a fun and thought provoking series of … More
HELP! MY SELF-DRIVING CAR IS A ZOMBIE!
This is the time of year to talk about monsters, and Sean Carroll does not miss the opportunity. A few … More
Consciousness: An Object Lesson
Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks have been having an entertaining series of conversations in the on-line section of the New … More
What Is It Like to Be a Dog?
“Without consciousness the mind-body problem would be much less interesting. With consciousness it seems hopeless.” —Tom Nagel One of … More