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Harry Binswanger: Why Publicly Debate?

Philosopher Harry Binswanger makes this important point in his latest HB Letter: “The point of a debate is not to change the opponent’s mind, but to draw an audience to hear, often for the first time, radical individualist and capitalist ideas, that is: Objectivism.”

What is consciousness for? by Lee M. Pierson and Monroe Trout

Professor Lee M.Pierson and Monroe Trout have written an important article on “What is consciousness for?” in  New Ideas in Psychology  (Volume 47, December 2017, Pages 62-71). From the introduction: Perhaps the greatest challenge faced by science today is to understand, in scientific terms, the nature of consciousness: what causes it (the “hard problem,” so named by the philosopher David Chalmers) and what it causes (the “harder problem,” so named by the cognitive scientist Stephen Harnad). We cannot at present solve the “hard problem” of how natural selection was able to produce consciousness, that is, answer the question of how… Read More »What is consciousness for? by Lee M. Pierson and Monroe Trout

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