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Michael L. Anderson emailed to inform me about this forthcoming event: Announcing the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology June 26-29, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Registration is now open; deadline Thursday, June 5 — 12:00pm EST Note that early registration is suggested, as the reserved hotel block is likely to…

MindPapers

David Chalmers, a professor of philosophy at the Australian National University and director of the Center for Consciousness, has just announced the launch of MindPapers, an online database of papers about the philosophy of mind. The database is very comprehensive indeed – it includes about 18,000 published and online papers, subdivided into sections such as…

The history of neurophilosophy

Philosophers Andrew Brook and Pete Mandik provide an uncorrected proof of their paper, The Philosophy and Neuroscience Movement, which is to be published in a forthcoming special issue of Analyse & Kritic. The paper gives an overview of how philosophy has increasingly been applied to neuroscience, and vice versa, over the past 25 years, during…

Do we live in a computer simulation?

In today’s New York Times, John Tierney discusses an argument by Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, that our existence could be nothing more than a computer simulation being run by posthumanists. Dr. Bostrom assumes that technological advances could produce a computer with more processing power than…

The philosophy of The Matrix

IN The Matrix (Andy and Larry Wachowski, 1999) Keanu Reeves plays a computer programmer who leads a double life as a hacker called “Neo”. After receiving cryptic messages on his computer monitor, Neo begins to search for the elusive Morpheus (Laurence Fishburn), the leader of a clandestine resistance group, who he believes is responsible for…