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by thinkahol
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why do scientists hate philosophy of science?
Replies: 38
Views: 14502

Re: Why do scientists hate philosophy of science?

Philosophers dont hate scientists. But scientists do hate philosophers. You can guess why. One can easily handle the other. :D Let me guess. Scientists care about evidence? But seriously, those most critical of science demonstrate the most ignorance of what science means. Here's a dramatic illustra...
by thinkahol
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 56104

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter (the author of Gödel, Escher, Bach ) http://books.google.com/books?id=OwnYF1SCpFkC&dq=i+am+a+strange+loop "Book overview Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, “I” arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be her...
by thinkahol
Thu May 07, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why do scientists hate philosophy of science?
Replies: 38
Views: 14502

Re: Why do scientists hate philosophy of science?

Scientists refuse to explore the philosophical foundations of their discipline and the problems attending to it for the same reasons that religious adherents dislike having the central tenets of their belief system challenged by sustained, philosophical inquiry. It's just human nature, very non-mys...
by thinkahol
Thu May 07, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 478259

Re: Philosophy of Mind

the two immediately below are essentially required reading: Are Zombies Responsible? The Role of Consciousness in Moral Responsibility: http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:_b3j3IY8IIEJ:au.geocities.com/neil_levy/Documents/articles/consciousness_MR.pdf+http://au.geocities.com/neil_levy/Documents/art...