Mixing Memory

Archives for January, 2007

Robert Solomon

I just learned, via Brian Leiter’s blog, that Robert Solomon has died. I have been a big fan since I was an undergrad, especially because his book In the Spirit of Hegel helped me to break the “Hegel code” that makes Hegel so unreadable to many. In fact, it wasn’t very long ago that I…

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for Edge.org‘s annual silly question. This year, in addition to giving the question to scientists and philosophers, they also gave it to business people, and even Brian Eno. As in the past, there are a lot of people in cognitive science and related fields on the…

Welcome, Developing Intelligence!

ScienceBlogs has added another brain sciences blog, Chris Chatham’s Developing Intelligence. Welcome, Chris.

Best Openings

Regular cognitive science posting will resume in the very near future, but for the holiday, I thought I’d go with something a bit lighter. What’s your favorite opening paragraph in a book? I’ve always liked the standards: Notes from the Underground and One Hundred Years of Solitude (and even Love in the Time of Cholera),…