Category Archives for philosophy
I admit I’m prejudiced, and that I’ve enjoyed watching the recent blast of public exposure for problems in statistical inference in FMRI, undermining many of the central papers of the field, spurred most centrally by Dorothy Bishop’s (“Time for neuroimaging … Continue reading
Brian Leiter has done a nice little list of 10 Notable Philosophy Blogs, which gives a nice place to start if you like such things. And Dave Chalmers maintains a huge list of philosophy-related blogs, if you really want to … Continue reading
There’s the beginning of a collection of funny philosophy videos on YouTube. I’ve pointed to a couple before (like the excellent Kant Attack Ad and the Noam Chomsky Show), but hopefully it will grow into a nice collection.
Terry Bisson’s classic short about minds and meat.
Brian Leiter’s “So who is the most important philosopher of the the past 200 years?” poll is done now. 600 people filled out the (long) ballot. See the full results here. Wittgenstein won, followed by Frege and Russell. Kripke is … Continue reading
Sure, it’s geeky. But being a fan genetic algorithms, Terminator world, and the failure of Pascal’s wager, I can’t resist: From the excellent xkcd – A Webcomic, “Genetic Algorithms”.
Here’s a little real world local neighborhood visual paradox that’s half Magritte’s “This is not a pipe/The Treachery Of Images” and half the Liar Paradox. I went with my wife and son to the Albany “Winter Festival” yesterday, and we … Continue reading
Ah, P.D. has blogged about our chat already (Existential notes from the campaign), so why write it myself? …Ron mentions to me that he’s been noticing the phrase “existential threat” coming up in the campaign; as in the sentence, “A … Continue reading
The excellent “Philosophy Bites” podcast series has a nice 13-minute talk with the also-excellent Barry Smith about how results from neuroscience are replacing thought experiments in discussions in the philosophy of mind. Download it here