How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains
Awareness / Neuroscience / Philosophy / Psychology / Science

How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains

How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains Sep. 16, 2013 — Philosophers and scientists have long puzzled over where human imagination comes from. In other words, what makes humans able to create art, invent tools, think scientifically and perform other incredibly diverse behaviours? The answer, Dartmouth researchers conclude in a new study, lies in a … Continue reading

How to Browse the Web Like the Philosopher, John Stuart Mill
Awareness / Culture / Internet & Web / Philosophy / Technology

How to Browse the Web Like the Philosopher, John Stuart Mill

By BRUCE PEABODY, guest blogger, August 9, 2013, 12:00 AM Last week, we considered how M.T. Anderson’s novel Feed lays out a set of fears about today’s electronic culture and its impact on how we think, interact and develop our moral selves. Anderson voices widespread anxieties about the internet age, but his book is rather short on solutions and hope. Today’s post proposes that we train our … Continue reading

A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’
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A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’

As history unfolds before of our very eyes, from terrorism to globalisation and from free market economics to positive and negative liberty, the human race continues to struggle with its seemingly interminable identity crisis. Life and the world around us is quite far from where many of us thought it might be only 20, 15 or even 10 … Continue reading

Philosophy Isn’t Dead Yet!
Awareness / Philosophy / Science

Philosophy Isn’t Dead Yet!

Far from having replaced metaphysics, science is in a mess and needs help. Einstein saw it coming. ‘The attempt to fit consciousness into the material world, usually by identifying it with activity in the brain, has failed dismally.’ Photograph: Victor de Schwanberg/Alamy Posted by Raymond Tallis on Monday 27 May 2013 @ The Guardian In 2010 Stephen Hawking, in The … Continue reading

Nigel Warburton, Virtual Philosopher
Awareness / Dialogue / Philosophy

Nigel Warburton, Virtual Philosopher

Nigel Warburton, co-presenter of Philosophy Bites, is interviewed by TPM’s editor, James Garvey. This article appears in Issue 61 of The Philosophers’ Magazine, posted by TPM on May 28, 2013 Philosophy has always been ridiculed for having its head in the clouds, but in a virtual corner of the philosophical world, Nigel Warburton has been proving philosophy’s detractors wrong for … Continue reading