Category Archives: Metaphysics

Will Wonders Never Cease?

For Princesa Krystalina de Columbia y Japón Dreams of flying are part of the universal, archetypal, collective consciousness of our species. They harken back to some common ancestor that we share with monkeys and with the great apes. A million … Continue reading

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The Vast Unseen and the Vast Unseeable: Reconciling Belief and Nonbelief

Those who are not philosophically inclined can be divided, roughly, into two groups: There are the Naïve Realists who think that what is available to the senses or potentially available to the senses is all that there is. And then … Continue reading

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Philosophical Zombies with Chairs in Philosophy of Mind, or Confessions of a Neo-Dualist

For Rebecca Goldstein Daniel Dennett called one of his books Consciousness Explained. He should have called it Why, Even with My Gifts, I Cannot Explain Consciousness Away. Dennett gives a compelling account of how various unconscious events occur in our … Continue reading

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It’s about Time (a Catena)

   A brief tour of fascinating (and lunatic) notions that philosophers (and a few poets) have had about time.  The Mystery of Time “What then is time? If no one asks me, I know; if I wish to explain it … Continue reading

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