It’s the stuff of our private selves, that which gives us our personal and collective identity. But just what is this thing called consciousness? Experts say that this...
What is it about the brain that enables some scientists to claim they can explain mind? And what is it about scientific explanations that some philosophers reject?
It is standard medicine that mental states can affect physical states. That’s how placebos work—when sham drugs improve health, working by inducing the body to...
What is the three-way relationship among mind, art, and transcendence? What is it about art that can elicit the sense of transcendence, going beyond the self, bursting the...
Two fundamental theories — quantum mechanics and relativity — have changed forever our understanding of reality. Quantum mechanics describes the very small-scale...
Can free will reveal the nature of mental states? Free will seems so obvious, yet defies physical explanation. That’s the reason why free will can be a tool to explore...
How did the human mind, with all its faculties and capacities, develop during the long evolution of human beings? ‘Evolutionary psychology’ is the field that...
‘Neurophilosophy’ is the view that all that is mental or mind or consciousness can be solved ultimately by neuroscience. ‘Neuromania’ is the view that...
What does it mean for God to be all-knowing? Would God have to know everything? What’s everything? Does being omniscient make sense? In other words, is it coherent that...