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.