Category: consciousness

  • Objects of consciousness

    Donald David Hoffman, Chetan Prakash, Objects of consciousness, Frontiers in Psychology, v. 5, N 00577, 2014. The list of scientific papers of the first author: Quotes from the paper Abstract “We develop the dynamics of interacting conscious agents, and study how the perception of objects and space-time can emerge from such dynamics. We […]

  • Practopoiesis

    Danko Nikolić has sent to peirce-l list a link to his paper (Nikolić, D. Practopoiesis: Or how life fosters a mind. Journal of Theoretical Biology) where he explains on how abduction happens in the brain: This has caused a long discussion on the list that could be found in the archives: Below there […]

  • The Closing of the Scientific Mind

    “That science should face crises in the early 21st century is inevitable. Power corrupts, and science today is the Catholic Church around the start of the 16th century: used to having its own way and dealing with heretics by excommunication, not argument.”

  • Max Velmans on Kant

    Quotes from Max Velmans, Understanding Consciousness p. 202 «Uncertainty appears to be intrinsic to representational knowledge. Kant’s view that the thing itself in unknowable is nevertheless extreme.» p. 202 «We necessarily base our interactions with the world on the experiences, concepts and theories we have of it, and these representations enable us to interact with […]

  • David Bohm on Thought, Perception and Matter

    Quotes from David Bohm, Thought as a System p. 146 “Thought’s participation produces all sorts of things. And it effects perception – what you think affects what you perceive outside and how you feel inside.” p. 146 “You see of feel something produced by thought, but then the next thought comes along and says ‘I’m […]

  • The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness

    “The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors.  Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological […]

  • Tim Maudlin on Mind-Body Problem

    Quotes from Tim Maudlin, The Metaphysics Within Physics p. 106 “I admit that the evident existence of subjective mental states is neither obviously part of, nor reducible to, physical state and physical law. But I do not think that all ontological analysis need be held hostage to this conundrum. In particular, investigation of the physical […]

  • Sense of Being Stared At

    My message to Formative Causation list. 20.04.2013 13:14 Sheldrake’s paper [1] on the sense of being started at was the first paper with which I have got acquainted with Sheldrake’s ideas. The paper was recommended me during a discussion of Velmans’ paper [2] (see also Velmans‘ book [3]). I am not sure that any new […]