Archive for December, 2009
In Kinds of Minds (1996, p15), Daniel Dennett quotes Elaine Morgan: The heart-stopping thing about the new-born is that, from minute one, there is somebody there. Anyone who bends over the cot and gazes at it is being gazed back at. (1995, p99) Dennett responds: As an observation about how we human observers instinctively react […]
For what it’s worth, if anyone’s interested, I just uploaded my one-and-only piece of coursework this semester, an essay on theory-theory and simulation theory for the ontology of mind course. See Papers.
I just realised how happy I am to be back to doing full-time research. Except that previously it was in subjects that, while certainly interesting, were far from what philosophy has always been for me, that is, simply fascinating. Well, some of it, anyway. Though I expect that much of the rest would be too, […]