Zhou Li-Yang finds Jostein Gaarder’s latest is not up to the standard of his previous.
Professor Timothy Sprigge is one of Britain’s foremost proponents of panpsychism, the view that consciousness is a feature of all reality and not just of animal minds. In this article in our forum on consciousness, he outlines what consciousness is, and considers some alternative positions and makes the case for panpsychism.
Francis Moorcroft considers Russell’s Paradox.
Frederic Schick’plays games.
A unique joint philosophy and psychology research project on consciousness and self-consciousness has just started up, and includes top academics from the universities of Warwick, Oxford, Cambridge and University College London. The seven-year project is interdisciplinary (philosophy and psychology) and inter-institutional (Warwick, UCL, Oxford). It is based at, and directed from, the Philosophy Department in Warwick, where its core members are located. The main focus of work are weekly seminars, one-day workshops and yearly conferences on specific problems, interdisciplinary work on which is essential for making progress in understanding consciousness and self consciousness. These are held in Warwick, London and Oxford, rotating on a termly basis. Topics addressed during the first year of the project, in seminars and one-day workshops include: Time, Memory and Self Consciousness; First-person Access to one’s Own States and Pathologies of Self Knowledge; Spatial and Temporal Perspective Taking and its Relation to Self Consciousness; Joint Attention and Self Awareness; Attention and Consciousness; Visual Awareness and Action.
Here, project director Naomi Eilan explains the rationale behind the project and what it sets out to achieve.
Peter Holmes looks at the life and thought of nineteenth-century liberal John Stuart Mill.
Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born on July 18, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He received a Ph. D. in physics from Harvard University in 1949 and remained there as an assistant professor of general education and history of science. In 1956, Kuhn accepted a post at the University of California–Berkeley, where in 1961 he […]
Simon Jenkin, member of the editorial collective of the Marxist journal “Historical Materialism”, offers a personal view.
Hans Dooremalen profiles the thought of eliminative materialist Paul Churchland.
Jiou Lee-Yang looks at the life and thought of “the father of existentialism”, Soren Kierkegaard.
Julian Baggini interviews Jeremy Hayward and Gerald Jones about making philosophy fun.
Mario Scannella introduces the philosophy of Karl Marx