New links of possible interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. What is it like to be a philosopher of Asian descent? — 29 philosophers share their experiences and thoughts
  2. “I think we have now a way to answer questions about why the brain is the way it is” — deep neural networks, long thought of as “black boxes,” are now “not entirely unfathomable” and used as tools for understanding brains and perception
  3. Is it the job of science or philosophy  to explain consciousness? — Right now? Both, says Philip Goff (Durham)
  4. “There is still relatively little scholarship on philosophy by German-speaking women around the time of Kant or Hegel” — but there were women doing philosophy there and then, and Anna Ezekiel tells us about them (via Oran Magal)
  5. Sometimes, “sharing all our information with one another can make us less likely to reach the correct answer to a question we’re all investigating” — Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto) explains “The Zollman Effect”
  6. “The only reason Descartes was singled out as the father of modern philosophy was because no one ever read anything other than Aquinas and if you compare those two, of course, Descartes looks new and feels fresh” — Henrik Lagerlund (Stockholm) is interviewed about Medieval and Renaissance philosophy
  7. “While Nietzsche’s interpreters come from impressively diverse intellectual perspectives, very few of them are cyborgs”… until now? — Neil Sinhababu (NUS) in a PEA Soup book Ethics review forum on Nietzsche’s Moral Psychology by Mark Alfano (Macquarie)

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3 years ago

Item No. 3. Probably typo: not “of”, but “or” 3. Is it the job of science OR philosophy to explain consciousness?