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"thought is the face that we put on the meaning that we feel" John O'Donohue

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Consciousness, Selfs, Souls Personhood, Thoughts, Dogs, and Octopuses 

Minding MATTER:

The closer you look, the more the materialist position in physics appears to rest on shaky metaphysical ground

Adam Frank

THE MENTAL BLOCK

Consciousness is the greatest mystery in science. Don’t believe the hype: the Hard Problem is here to stay

Michael Hanlon

THE BLIND SPOT

 It’s tempting to think science gives a God’s-eye view of reality. But we forget the place of human experience at our peril

Adam Frank

Marcelo Gleise

Evan Thompson

The Consciousness Illusion

Phenomenal consciousness is a fiction written by our brains to help us track the impact that the world makes on us

Keith Frankish

SPLITTING THE UNIVERSE

Hugh Everett blew up quantum mechanics with his Many-Worlds theory in the 1950s. Physics is only just catching up

Sean Carroll

Octopus

Bun or bump?

Does the mother contain the foetus or is it a part of her? On the metaphysics of pregnancy, and its ethical implications

Suki Finn

Bun or bump?

Does the mother contain the foetus or is it a part of her? On the metaphysics of pregnancy, and its ethical implications

Suki Finn

Bun or bump?

Does the mother contain the foetus or is it a part of her? On the metaphysics of pregnancy, and its ethical implications

Suki Finn

OTHER BAFFLEMENT

Emergence Theory

Complexity Theory


Godel Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

THE ELEPHANT WHO COULD BE A PERSON

The most important animal-rights case of the 21st century revolves around an unlikely subject.

Jill Lepore

(Mind Matters)

And then for something incompletely different

DAY: July 29, 2000: EXTERIOR:

 

A Toyota is driving north through woods on a New Hampshire country road.

 

INSIDE we see GG (who just turned 18 today) in the passenger seat. The hair on her  shaved head is starting to grow out and cannot conceal the exterior workings of her cochlear implant. SBO (20) is driving with all the blond and blue eyed assurance of lots of money.

 

GG

Go ahead. Go head. Now, ask me about “matter.”

 

SBO

Fine, G. Ok, What’s “matter”?

 

GG

Never mind.

(Horshack laugh)

 

SBO

That would be almost funny even if I hadn’t heard it before, but I wanna know what YOU think. Really.

 

GG

Oh, now, now, noun. Let’s not get into “really” unless it’s the subjective or objective case, that's bedeviling you.

 

SBO

C’mon! You know what I mean. …Can you say it? You can even give me the long version. I won’t rush you.

 

GG

I’m working on the shot shot shotish version possible, but it has to be a dialog,… except not too Platonic...

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More on Animal Minds and Cognition 

Freud’s superego was one way to integrate the influence of others (punitive parent or society) into the mind of an individual. Jung’s collective unconsciousness was another. Here are two other approaches with different takes on society and culture 

The Dispersed Self? 

 

The Return of the King

The enchantments of a rising illiberalism.

Philip S. Gorski

Three Filters of Consciousness

An attempt to “resolve the mind-body problem” that synthesize Freud and Rogers with three levels of mind interacting with the physical environment and society. (A little jargon heavy)

Gregg Henriques