Category Archives: Mind

Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 2, 2015)

Ethics The philosophy of jerks.  What is a jerk?  “the jerk culpably fails to appreciate the perspectives of others around him, treating them as tools to be manipulated or idiots to be dealt with rather than as moral and epistemic … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 28, 2015)

Animals The ethics of pet food. Causation Ignore the headline.  Philosopher Stephen Mumford argues that causation does exist independently of our thoughts on it. Ethics Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you? Mind The mind is a computer. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (March 8, 2015)

Consciousness Galen Strawson has a great article about the history of the philosophy of consciousness. Education How Higher Education perpetuates Intergenerational Inequality. Ethics Sex while drunk: a moral dilemma. Why Our Children don’t think there are moral facts Family If … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Feb. 8, 2015)

Crime Disadvantaged youths who were given summer jobs committed fewer violent crimes than their unemployed peers, even after their jobs ended. Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment. Environment Here is a chart of US Congress denying climate change:  Epistemology … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 11/13/2011

Culture Overpopulation is a myth.  [H/T Nathan Blackerby]  I’ll let you judge it for yourself.  (now in blogroll)  Episode 1 is below:  Could this be the answer on how Stonehenge was created?   Economics Economic complexity in terms of exports and imports. … Continue reading

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Conjoined Twins Sharing a Brain

A fascinating article about twins conjoined at the head which leads scientists asking whether they share a mind.  The girls are about three years old and if one senses an object, the other knows what the other is sensing!  How … Continue reading

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