Kristin Andrews finds insight in Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Metazoa.
Friedel Weinert asks Susan Greenfield what neuroscience might tell us about the mind body problem.
Maria Botero reviews Michael Tye’s Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are Animals Conscious?
Travis Timmerman and Sean Clancy examine the connection between consciousness and moral responsibility.
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
Iain MacNaughton considers the major arguments in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
Bo Klintberg reads about quantum physics, mathematics, cosmology, and the human mind – and enjoys it.
What is the relationship between thought and logic? Not as intimate as has often been supposed, according to Jaroslav Peregrin.
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.
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.
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.