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New Old-fashioned Ways of Thinking about Thinking

•A brief history of the emergent mind• The human mind is one of the universe’s great mysteries. It’s also possible that the mind, like the universe itself, is an emergent phenomenon. We know that the mind is a function of the brain, but it somehow transcends the brain as well. The unknown “how” of emergence […]

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Self, Employed: A Review of The Mind’s Job Description

“What is the mind?” Since the mind isn’t actually a thing, this is more of a philosophical question than a scientific one. However it’s a very tricky question, even for a philosopher. Perhaps a better (as in more useful) question to ask is “What does the mind do?” According to Ralph Barton Perry, a 20th […]