Stories about ‘Books’

By Carlos -

The scientific community, let alone the public haven’t decidedly formed an opinion on this issue of life on Mars-so far as I can tell. I remember the Clinton years, when, in 1996 it was announced that scientists found evidence, albeit controversial, to suggest that signs of Martian “life processes” were represented in the meteorite dubbed …

By Carlos -

On the road to becoming a well read cognitive science connoisseur,  I’m adding Lev Vygotsky to the list of authors I’d like to read. I only came across him after checking out another wordpress blog which was associated with an earlier post of mine, “The language of thought-revisited.” According to Teacher Jay, Vygotsky was a …

By Carlos -

I asked myself this question the other day, after showing a passage of The Watchman’s Rattle by Rebecca D.Costa to MJ, who is also a woman.

The book is a synthesis of ideas from many different fields. The author weaves ideas from the frontier of cognitive neuroscience, geology (climate change) , historical analysis of ancient civilizations, …

By Carlos -

The Language of Thought Revisited

I’ve just begun reading what appears to be an incredibly dense work by Jerry A. Fodor- LOT2. I’m spending considerable time in plodding through the introduction alone,  as it is heavily footnoted.

I’m pretty optimistic about its  potential as a thorough treatise of trends, approaches, and all things cognitive scientists …