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How has philosophy of mind contributed to the development of cognitive science? Discover this and much more.

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Global workspace theory, sensorimotor theory and much more.

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What are the main theories of consciousness in contemporary neuroscience and philosophy?

What are the main approaches to language teaching? How can each method help me teach my students what they need to know?

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc: The mistake of David Braddon-Mitchell in analyzing behaviorism as a single unified theory through its entire lifespan

Professor David Braddon-Mitchell wrote a section for the Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology called “Behaviorism”, where he makes some interesting claims about the nature of behaviorism as it developed in psychology and in analytic philosophy. Fitting square pegs into round holes One of the main mistakes done by David Braddon Mitchell is believing thatContinue reading “Post hoc, ergo propter hoc: The mistake of David Braddon-Mitchell in analyzing behaviorism as a single unified theory through its entire lifespan”

Methodenstreit in philosophy and the truth-value of philosophical systems

     Methodenstreit is a term that is generally applied to an old dispute in the social sciences that emerged in the end of the nineteenth century with authors such as Carl Menger and Gustav Schmoller. Methodenstreit stands for ‘method dispute’ and Menger and Schmoller represented two competing schools that debated about the method that theContinue reading “Methodenstreit in philosophy and the truth-value of philosophical systems”

The unity of biochemistry

I enjoy reading about biology and chemistry as far as I can understand it, since I’ve been too lazy to delve into any textbook and finally get my biochemistry right. Good thing is that John Ellis has some interesting things to say about this subject matter without going too deep into technical jargon and formulas,Continue reading “The unity of biochemistry”

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