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David Chalmers on Why Isn’t There More Progress in Philosophy? A summary and comment.

Why Isn’t There More Progress in Philosophy? Now that’s an interesting topic, and one that touches my explorations in more than one way. I’ve been to David Chalmers’ talk on the subject and thought that it would be a good

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Posted in Philosophy, Science

Science and ethics (part 3): understanding the biological origin of human morality

Something extraordinary is happening, a cultural revolution is unfolding in front of us, and is mostly going unnoticed. Evolutionary biology, ethology and psychology are all converging to the same conclusion: our moral inclinations have clear and definable biological origins, the

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Posted in Ethics, Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy, Psychology, Science

So after all, I do know something! (Just another story – Part 3)

This is the last post in a series that tires to give a decent account of scientific epistemology (see also Part 1 and Part 2). I say decent, because the mainstream scientific epistemologies that I have encountered so far seem

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Posted in New Atheism, Philosophy, Premises, Science

Language, narratives and their cognitive role (Just another story – Part 2)

This is the second post of a series about the contrast between language, subjective and objective knowledge and how one does not need postulate the existence of absolute factual truths in order to recognise the epistemological value of science (see

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Posted in Philosophy, Premises, Science

Knowledge and emotions (Just another story – Part 1)

This is the first post of a series that will explore my views on knowledge, the epistemological value of science and why it is scientifically naïve to pretend that facts are just facts and/or that objective knowledge does in fact

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Posted in Philosophy, Premises, Science

Cognitive Attractors

Here I will explore the idea of Cognitive Attractors: this stems directly from what I’ve stated already and can be seen as another important foundation concept. According to Wikipedia (as of 07/07/2013) an attractor is “a set towards which a

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Posted in Psychology, Stupidity
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