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From the “About” page:
In this site, I hope to share with a broad audience some of the the progress we’ve made and the challenges we still face in the effort to understand the human mind and brain.The site is a pilot effort testing whether the format of a browsable collection of short talks is an effective way to do so.
Up already are sets of talks on face perception, fMRI, and more. Check it out!
(h/t Felipe De Brigard)
(Sorry it’s been a while since I posted one of these!) The following books and articles by contributors to the Brains blog were added to PhilPapers from mid-July to September. – JS
Marcus Arvan (forthcoming). How to Rationally Approach Life’s Transformative Experiences. Philosophical Psychology.
Robert Briscoe (forthcoming). Review of Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas, by Christopher Gauker. Mind.
Robert Briscoe & John Schwenkler (forthcoming). Conscious Vision in Action. Cognitive Science.
Berit Brogaard (2014). A Partial Defense of Extended Knowledge. Philosophical Issues 24 (1):39-62.
Glenn Carruthers (forthcoming). Making Sense of Spousal Revenge Filicide. Aggression and Violent Behavior.
Glenn Carruthers & Elizabeth Schier (forthcoming). Why Are We Still Being Hornswoggled? Dissolving the Hard Problem of Consciousness.Topoi.
Carl Gillett (2014). Brains, Neuroscience, and Animalism: On the Implications of Thinking Brains. Southern Journal of Philosophy 52 (S1):41-52.
Carolyn Dicey Jennings & Bence Nanay (forthcoming). Action Without Attention. Analysis.
Kristina Musholt (forthcoming). Review of S. Prosser & F. Recanati (Eds) Immunity to Error Through Misidentification. Mind.
Kristina Musholt (2014). Review of “The Self in Question” by Andy Hamilton. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2014 (7).
Eddy Nahmias, Jason Shepard & Shane Reuter (2014). It’s OK If ‘My Brain Made Me Do It': People’s Intuitions About Free Will and Neuroscientific Prediction. Cognition 133 (2):502-516.
Frank Scalambrino (2014). Review of Alva Noë , Varieties of Presence. Philosophy in Review 34 (3-4):171-173.
Miguel Ángel Sebastián (2014). La mente extendida. Dianoia 59 (72):169-172.
Adam Shriver (2014). Review of Why Animals Matter: Animal Consciousness, Animal Welfare, and Human Well-Being by Marian Stamp Dawkins. Environmental Ethics 36 (2):253-254.
Katrina L. Sifferd (forthcoming). What Does It Mean to Be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation. Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-17.
The Duke Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that professors Felipe De Brigard and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong have received a $1.8 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation to conduct yearly Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP) starting in May, 2016. Each SSNAP will be a 15 day long seminar in which neuroscientists and philosophers will learn about each other’s discipline, and will then form interdisciplinary teams to design and conduct studies founded by sub-awards. For further information please visit the SSNAP site.
** Note the extended deadline of Nov. 1 **
It’s natural to think we need language to explain—after all, isn’t an explanation an answer to a why question? It can be, but it can also be a resolution of a wondering why state. Continue reading
… is hosted by David Papineau.
Once again, of course not! (Otherwise we wouldn’t be asking this question, would we?) Still, watch Angie Hobbs and Mary Midgley try to explain to Laurence Krauss why not, in this forum hosted by the Institute for Art and Ideas:
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In our daily interactions with people—driving down the street, coordinating childcare, figuring out how to hide from an old girlfriend, buying a nice gift—we rely on folk psychology, our unschooled understanding of other people. These abilities are often attributed to a single mechanism often thought to be unique to the species—known as mindreading, belief reasoning, or theory of mind. But that’s just too much work for a single mechanism to do! Continue reading