Tags » Thomas Nagel

The pettiness of our troubles

The amount of concern we take for things that do not matter is unreasonable and unnecessary, only causing us more frustration. We have, as first world societies, become too accustomed to our lifestyles, consequently and mistakenly taking them for granted.  257 more words


Who am I?

What makes me, me? Who am I? These are questions we all ask ourselves, though the answer may be difficult to get at, if at all possible. 321 more words


Are we confounding brain, mind and Evolution with neurosciences?

Are we confounding brain, mind and Evolution with neurosciences?

Professionals in a discipline explain evolution and mind with respect to the perspective and terminologies of their discipline.  242 more words


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


the batcatcher

Tell me what do you think little cat?
About what it’s like to be a bat?
I can’t stop one to ask.
They fly high and too fast. 112 more words


Alejandro Zambra: The Private Lives of Trees

What are we to make of a fiction in which the main subject fails to appear? “For now,” writes Alejandro Zambra, “Verónica is someone who hasn’t arrived, who still hasn’t returned from her drawing class.” In… 185 more words

Samuel Beckett

The Brain: The Writer of Our Story


This essay won Third Prize at the AKU National Health Sciences Research Symposium’s Student Essay Competition.

“What if I told you that this world around us, this richly textured world, were all just an illusion constructed in your head?” asks eminent neuroscientist David Eagleman in the brilliant documentary… 950 more words