Tag Archives: Neuroskeptic

Strong vs weak emergence

The Neuroskeptic has an interesting post on a paper challenging theories of mind based on strong emergence. A new paper offers a broad challenge to a certain kind of ‘grand theory’ about the brain. According to the authors, Federico E. Turkheimer … Continue reading

Posted in Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , | 42 Comments

The vast majority of us are not “Homo economicus”.

Often, when I write about moral instincts, people respond with assertions that we’re essentially selfish creatures and that nothing about morality is natural.  There’s a name for this concept of the solely self serving  human being, “Homo economicus.”  The Neuroskeptic discusses … Continue reading

Posted in Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Quantum Theory Won’t Save The Soul – Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

Could quantum mechanics save the soul? In the light of 20th century physics, is free will plausible? Such as been the hope of some philosophers, scientists (and pretenders to those titles) – but neuroscientist Peter Clarke argues that it’s just … Continue reading

Posted in Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments