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Materialism and Reductionism


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Pop Goes the Physics

Spring 2017

David Kordahl on what’s left out of Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

Evolution and the Purposes of Life

March 16, 2017Stephen L. Talbott on biology's unasked questions about the goal-directed activities of organisms

What Is It Like to Know?

March 16, 2017Ari N. Schulman on why we talk in circles about experience

The Limits of Information

March 16, 2017Daniel N. Robinson on the gaps between scientific explanation and human experience

A Reductionist History of Humankind

Fall 2015John Sexton reviews Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens

Bringing Mind to Matter

Summer 2013Raymond Tallis on Thomas Nagel’s defiance of the materialist mainstream

A Far Other Butterfly

Fall 2011Wilfred M. McClay on “The Artist of the Beautiful” and the meeting of the spiritual and material realms

What Consciousness Is Not

Fall 2011Raymond Tallis unwinds the work of David Chalmers, philosopher of mind

Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness

Fall 2011Stephen L. Talbott on survival, fitness, and the purposiveness of organisms

What Do Organisms Mean?

Winter 2011Steve Talbott on how life speaks at every level

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