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Media and Marginalisation

Prof. Vivek Kumar, Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social System (CSSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered a lecture on 16th February 2017 on the topic of ‘Media and Marginalisation’.He lectured on how dalits are marginalised in media. 351 more words

Communication Studies

Mechanisms according to analytical sociology

One of the distinguishing characteristics of analytical sociology is its insistence on the idea of causal mechanisms as the core component of explanation. Like post-positivists in other traditions, AS theorists specifically reject the covering law model of explanation and argues for a “realist” understanding of causal relations and powers: a causal relationship between  954 more words

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Consciousness 2: Going batty?

One of the reasons why consciousness is considered such a hard problem is because many of the methods that have served us well in other disciplines are counter-productive here. 844 more words

Opinion

Bridging Neuroscience and Abstract Art | Eric Kandel in Vienna

Last week Nobel Prize recipient Eric Kandel gave the first lecture of the series “Art & Science – Bridging Two Cultures” in Vienna.  632 more words

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Emergentic Philosophy or Defining Complexity

If the potential of emergence is not pregnant with what emerges from it, then emergence becomes just a gobbledygook (generally unintelligible) of abstraction and obscurity. What is this differentiation all about? 235 more words

Philosophy

Two Kinds of Mind: Dennett and Scruton

Nicely balanced review of Dennett and Scruton’s latest books. We need both approaches. See article in Standpoint.

Philosophy Of Mind

What neuroscience too often neglects: Behavior

A Quora conversation led me to recent paper in Neuron that highlights a very important problem with a lot of neuroscience research: there is insufficient attention paid to the careful analysis of behavior. 839 more words