Monthly Archives: March 2011

The elusive ‘self’

The OU course I’m following rightly takes a materialist approach, i.e. that human behaviour ultimately must rise out of events at the molecular and neural level. However, as the authors acknowledge there remain both ‘hard’ and ‘easy’ problems of consciousness … Continue reading

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Metaphor and thought

In ‘Kant and the Platypus’ Eco takes a black-box approach to cognition. He explicitly states that he does not know and does not want to know the details of neural functioning. Rather, he decided to try to understand cognition by … Continue reading

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