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Abolishing Our Kind

Take away religion, take away philosophy, take away the higher aims of art, and you deprive ordinary people of the ways in which they can represent their apartness. 71 more words

Roger Scruton

Reductionist vs Anti-Reductionist Dichotomy

I started this post with a promise to return to issues raised by this earlier one. I haven’t really done so, or at least not as I intended, basically because it simply turned out that there was still too much to discuss, some but not all of which I discussed in the… 659 more words

Complexity, Uncertainty, and Obfuscation.

via Daily Prompt: Complication

Complex systems, when designed properly, have a sort of stasis, just like the human germ.  This is to say that the various subsystems interact and work with or against each other constantly.  201 more words

Dismembering the world

To acquire indifference to pretty singing, to dancing, to the martial arts: Analyze the melody into the notes that form it, and as you hear each one, ask yourself whether you’re powerless against  193 more words



My thoughts today are consumed with questions of the self, specifically with thoughts about the mind as separate or as one with the brain and the implications of this on responsibility and ego. 748 more words


The Multiple Realizability Thesis and Reductionism

Does multiple realization undermine reductionism in the philosophy of Neuroscience?

In this essay I will argue that the Multiple Realizability Thesis (hereafter ‘MRT’) undermines Reductionism (hereafter ‘R’) in the context of neuroscience. 1,571 more words


Is the P=NP Problem an NP Problem?

What I’m going to say is going to be unpopular, but I cannot reconcile my own well-being without giving you an answer to this problem from my perspective. 328 more words

Mathesis Universalis