Sunday, August 24, 2014

Philosophy Videos by Pete Mandik

Follow this link for a youtube playlist of philosophy videos by Pete Mandik, author of This Is Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Non-materialist neuroscience - RationalWiki

Non-materialist neuroscience - RationalWiki
Non-materialist neuroscience is one of the latest fronts in the war on science. The battle has been a long time coming and it is surprising it has taken so long to get going. Modern neuroscience is rapidly reducing much of human thought, emotion and behavior into component pieces of neuronal interactions. The combination of computational modeling and non-invasive imaging of living brains has allowed researchers to begin describing how complex thought emerges from the firing patterns of neurons. In a way, neuroscience is the death knell of dualism. When materialist causes become both necessary and sufficient to explain all of human thought then parsimony dictates that references to a soul or other supernatural entities can be tossed out.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Richard Brown's Philosophy of Mind video course

See below or click HERE for Richard Brown's series of video lectures connected to his course on the philosophy of mind.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Two Flavors of Neurophilosophy video lecture

Two Flavors of Neurophilosophy part 1 of 3 

Two Flavors of Neurophilosophy part 2 of 3 

Two Flavors of Neurophilosophy part 3 of 3 

Monday, January 6, 2014

philosophy bites: Patricia Churchland on Self Control

Patricia Churchland, Neurophilosopher
Podcast of interview with neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland on the topic of self control: philosophy bites: Patricia Churchland on Self Control:

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Intelligent plants?

The scientific case for thinking plants, in a recent New Yorker article by Michael Pollan, "The Intelligent Plant."