Stories about ‘Philosophy’

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Via  – Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain

Neuroethics is concerned with the social, legal, and ethical dilemmas that the brain sciences can cause. For example, is it fair to others when some students or workers take brain-enhancing drugs to improve test scores or job performance?

 

The field of Neuroethics is what promises to mediate the …

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Carlos Thomas, 2003

 

In considering the validity of the ontological argument for the existence of God, it is necessary to carefully and explicitly state your premises in order to justify your conclusions. One of the most important items requiring definition is the definition of God. Traditionally, we might define God as that being which is all …

The science of creativity is on the top five list of research interests of mine. It’s long been understood that the right hemisphere of the brain is where most of the imaginative and unstructured thinking takes place, which is why it’s thought of as the dominant hemisphere of creatives. However this research highlights the role …

Via Scoop.it – Philosophy and Science of Mind and BrainClement Atlee) was being challenged one day, not too long ago, when an earnest audience member asked me—ME, of all people!—what was the most difficult unsolved problem in science.I answered without hesitation: How the brain generates awareness, thought, perceptions, emotions, and so forth, what philosophers call …

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via Primates’ social intelligence overestimated: Primates groom others if afraid they’d lose fight.

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Now, the suggestion that we far too easily ascribe rational behavior to animals that don’t really deserve it has been made by Daniel Dennett for a very long time- the case he argues in Kinds of Minds– which I’m a commute away …