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How to do cephalapod philosophy

How should researchers attempt to investigate non-human intelligence? The image above raises difficult questions. The octopus is manipulating (tenticlating?) the Rubik’s cube. But there are a raft of questions that are difficult to resolve on the basis of simple inductive observation. 486 more words


Unity and Rationality (Art and the Conscious Mind, week 3)

This week we discussed the idea of a unified and rational conscious mind. Scientists, philosophers, and people in general, seem to assume that our minds are all unified and rational. 987 more words


The Other Path

To welcome my wonderful fellow SlateStarCodexers here’s a brief artistic intermission. New readers: did you know this blog buys you drinks? Usual geekery resumes Monday. 191 more words


Chapter 8: The Ultimate Subversion – part 2

Previously: Zoe met her teacher, Adam Kadmon, who challenged her to accept who she is. Now: she confronts the idea of being a mystic and goes in search of illumination… 2,220 more words

Visionary Fiction

India tolerates all evil but no rationality

India has always been tolerant of the crimes and evils taking place on it’s soil and intolerant to progressive thinking and rationality. Where else would you find people tolerating female foeticide, dowry, human trafficking or having lead content in their noodles, but intolerant to menstruating women entering temples? 440 more words


“I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” – C. G. Jung