John Martin Fischer takes on the immortality curmudgeons.
Michael S. A. Graziano pits the magicalist against the mechanist.
Amy Kind explains why the powers of imagination are far greater than some philosophers have led us to believe.
Issue 84: introduction from the editor
If someone new to philosophy asked you for a recommended reading, what would you suggest? I’ve asked a fair number of philosophers this over the years and found that there’s more agreement in answers to this question than at least many philosophical questions. Ask about the nature of mind and the replies are all over […]
What is Existentialism?
Stephen Priest scouts two hundred years of reflection on questions concerning human existence.
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?
Can Computers Ever Be Conscious?
Iain MacNaughton considers the major arguments in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
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.