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Simon Penny: mind-body relationship in a mediated world

Simon Penny’s position in this article reminds me of trans-humanist philosophy positions. The crisis he articulates when he discussed our Cartesian approach to media has lead to the emergence of new ideas pertaining to mediated communication. My research is starting to see the coexistence of multiple philosophies in networks. The following diagram gives a sense … Continue reading

Adam Smith (1723-1790) on mirror neurons and empathy

Adam Smith (1723-1790) on mirror neurons and empathy Nicolas Baumard Thursday, 23 June 2011 Blog, Nicolas’ Blog This post is part of a series on the ‘history of human sciences’. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday OK, I admit. Adam Smith never talked about mirror neurons. So why am I bringing this topic up? Because … Continue reading

Michel Serres’ Five Senses

The text that follows is an expanded version of a paper given at the Michel Serres conference held at Birkbeck College in May 1999. The text is copyright Steven Connor, 1999. Abstract Once words came to dominate flesh and matter, which were previously innocent, all we have left is to dream of the paradisaical times … Continue reading


Universal Brotherhood Path – January 1900 THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOUND — Charlotte E. Woods From http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/ubp/v14n10p480_the-philosophy-of-sound.htm Universal Brotherhood Path – January 1900 THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOUND — Charlotte E. Woods The universal power of music over mental states gives rise to much fascinating speculation among musicians who are philosophically inclined concerning the rationale of sound, … Continue reading