Is Consciousness a “Stream”?

In 1890 William James introduced the metaphor of the “stream of consciousness” into Western psychology: “Consciousness… is nothing jointed; it flows. A ‘river’ or ‘stream’ are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described. In talking of it hereafter, let us call it the stream of thought, of consciousness, …

A Coincidence

I recently published three articles that may be of interest to some readers: “The Cognitive Neuroscience Revolution,” (with Worth “Trey” Boone), Synthese. Articulates how cognitive neuroscience explains cognition in terms of representational, computational, multi-level mechanisms. “Access Denied to Zombies,” Topoi. Argues that in doing metaphysics we should pay closer attention …

Australasian Association of Philosophy 2015 Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Psychology Stream

Sisters and Brothers, Here are links to the abstracts for the Philosophy of Cognitive Science/Psychology stream at this years AAP. Timetable is currently being done 🙂. Also please note that there are some relevant talks in the Neuroethics Stream (which includes moral cognition) and some other good looking philosophy of …

Announcing the Papers for the 2015 Minds Online Conference

Together with my co-organizers Cameron Buckner and Nick Byrd, I am very pleased to announce the selection of papers for the first annual Minds Online Conference, which will be held at the Brains blog in September 2015. The conference will comprise four weeklong sessions, organized as described below. Further information, including …

Which posts from the Brains blog should be considered for this year’s 3QD philosophy blogging prize?

You can nominate your favorites until the end of the day on Nov. 17, perhaps choosing from any of our featured posts by Jakob Hohwy, Kristin Andrews, Dan Weiskopf, and Susanna Siegel. Anything published since Nov. 9 of last year is fair game. However, nominations are limited to the first …

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