Category: Philosophy/Ethics

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In this blog you will find also some fictional dialogues made between different virtual characters. We thought of doing this to stimulate the reader to identify with the questions or curiosity of the different characters. In fact, each character has their own personality and will interact with others in a different way. If you want to view all the virutal characters and you want more information about please visit the virtual characters page.

Brainwaves

Brainwaves

We could, just as is the case with the electrocardiogram for pathologies of the heart, find an objective research method for pathological changes in the activities of the central nervous system, which would be of the greatest significance for diagnostics

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The Ethical Pursuit

New discoveries, new technologies, new social arrangements in the external world erupt into our lives in the form of increased turnover rates.
They set the stage for that potentially devastating social illness—future shock.

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We are Bee-men

We are Bee-men

Rather than speak of a group mind, it may thus be more appropriate to consider a beehive as a special kind of singular mind, albeit one that is spatially distributed over many (insect) bodies.

Consciousless

Consciousless

Our common-sense conception of psychological phenomena constitutes a radically false theory, a theory so fundamentally defective that both the principles and the ontology of that theory will eventually be displaced, rather than smoothly reduced, by completed neuroscience.

As the World Seems

As the World Seems

We have heretofore confused the notion of the power with which the soul acts on the body with the power with which one body acts on another

Write What you don’t Know

Write What you don’t Know

The task of a science of consciousness […] is to systematically integrate two key classes of data into a scientific framework: third-person data, or data about behavior and brain processes, and first-person data, or data about subjective experience

Barking up the Evolutionary Tree

Barking up the Evolutionary Tree

Throughout nature almost every part of each living being has probably served, in a slightly modified condition, for diverse purposes, and has acted in the living machinery of many ancient and distinct specific forms.

The Mental Life of Brains

The Mental Life of Brains

Brains are alive, part of a living organism. Biology can tell us a great deal about how brains work qua living tissue.. But what can biology tell us is about what’s it like to be a brain, to have a brain, to feel, think, and want with a brain?

Brainpatch

Brainpatch

The brain is susceptible to many operations, which may, in various cases, preserve the life of the patients… Wounds of this organ… are almost as easily cured, as those of most of the other

Oubliette

Oubliette

The advantage of a bad memory is that, several times over, one enjoys the same good things for the first time.