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Stained Glass as a Model for Consciousness

Philosophical Explorations, 18:90–103, 2015

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Abstract Contemporary phenomenal externalists are motivated to a large extent by the transparency of experience and by the related doctrine of representationalism. 174 more words



To begin is to end, to end is to begin, and upon the awakening of death, the dream of life is reinvented eternally via Thought. 233 more words


An Alledged Problem with (most) Religious Beliefs

There is a common objection to religious belief which is often aired in something like the following tone: “you’re only a Christian because your parents were Christians, but if you had been raised in India you would have been a Hindu, or if you had been born in the middle-east you would have been a Muslim,  3,001 more words


Varieties of externalism

Here’s a very useful close-grained conspectus sharing the same title of an earlier piece by Susan Hurley. Unsurprisingly, Hayek nor Simon are nowhere to be seen and surprisingly Heylighen et al are referenced.

Philosophy Of Mind

The World Beyond Your Head

Reviews in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The National Review (interview) of Matthew Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head.  

True freedom requires that “the actor is in touch with the world and other people, in comparison to which the autistic pseudo-autonomy of manufactured experiences is revealed as a pale substitute.” — 

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Philosophy Of Mind

Internalism vs Externalism


the J-factor
when a belief is justified, there is something that makes it justified. Let’s call the things that make a belief justified or unjustified J-factors. 557 more words

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