Kristin Andrews finds insight in Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Metazoa.
The Last Mystery Standing
Friedel Weinert asks Susan Greenfield what neuroscience might tell us about the mind body problem.
Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are Animals Conscious?: a review
Maria Botero reviews Michael Tye’s Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are Animals Conscious?
No Bad Zombies
Travis Timmerman and Sean Clancy examine the connection between consciousness and moral responsibility.
First Person Singularity
Amy Kind hopes for something more than a “moronic stew”.
Adam Morton asks, if we had greater thinking power, would the world be more or less puzzling
Can Computers Ever Be Conscious?
Iain MacNaughton considers the major arguments in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind: a review
Bo Klintberg reads about quantum physics, mathematics, cosmology, and the human mind – and enjoys it.
Logic and Consciousness
What is the relationship between thought and logic? Not as intimate as has often been supposed, according to Jaroslav Peregrin.
Ryle’s Concept of Mind
One of the most influential books of the twentieth-century in the philosophy of mind is Gilbert Ryle’s “The Concept of Mind” (1949, London: Hutcheson (all references are to this edition). Guy Douglas and Stewart Saunders introduce the text here.
Demystifying Consciousness: an interview with Ned Block
Ned Block is one of the foremost philosophers of mind. In this interview with Neil Manson, Block explains some of the intriguing, sometimes difficult, ideas which characterise his original approach to the subject. His views represent a challenge to those familiar, and unfamiliar, with philosophical problems of consciousness.
Mind is All Around Us: Consciousness, a Panpsychist’s View
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.