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Organisms in their niche: passive modeling clay or problem-solving entities?

One person’s cultural background can bias their view about people from other cultures…even before they have ever met. Could people also have a bias about how they think about other creatures? 1,234 more words


Two Solutions to the Gettier Problem

I think the current mind set in philosophy is that there is no progress. That for every one problem possible solved, two new problems emerge. One example is the Gettier Problem. 203 more words


Seminar on enactivism and autopoiesis

This online seminar should be of interest to members of our group…

Dear ENSO Community,

It is my pleasure to kick off the 2017 year of ENSO Seminars with a talk by Mario Villalobos entitled Radical enactivism and autopoietic theory of cognition: Prospects for a full revolution in cognitive science. 177 more words


Picking Brains

Understanding the human brain

At least two interpretations of the task ‘understanding the brain’ are available. Firstly, one can seek an understanding of the brain as an object – a purely anatomical undertaking. 1,191 more words

Michael Bergmann

Michael Bergmann is a Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.  46 more words