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We Create Our Reality

Frederick Travis, PhD, director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition, explains that the concept “We create our reality” is more than a philosophical statement. It is a physical reality driven by neural plasticity—every experience changes the brain. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Neuroscience vs. Philosophy

Watch more videos on iai.tv From the existence of the self to the nature of free will, many philosophers have dedicated their lives to the problems of the mind. But now some neuroscientists claim to have settled these raging debates. … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Science and Death is Not Final

Aristotle described at length what was involved in having scientific knowledge of something. To be scientific, he said, one must deal with causes, one must use logical demonstration, and one must identify the universals which ‘inhere’ in the particulars of … Continue reading

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Justified true belief

 Before Gettier, an historical account brings one up to date? Euler diagram representing a definition of knowledge. Justified true belief is one definition of knowledge that states in order to know that a given proposition is true, one must not … Continue reading

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Plinko Sounds a Bit like the Galton Board

This independence created by philosophical insight is—in my opinion—the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth. (Einstein to Thornton, 7 December 1944, EA 61-574)See also: Entheorizing So nature has it’s way in … Continue reading

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The Black Swan

“All swans are white” is a falsifiable claim – it could be proven wrong. Black Swan, Claremont (Cygnus atratus), Tasmania, Australia Even so, the statement all swans are white is testable by being falsifiable. For, if in testing many swans, … Continue reading

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