Ockham’s Razor – The Ele...

Aug 28, 2012 by

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate;” or “Plurality should not be posited without necessity.” A philosophical proposition that has shaped our world view.

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Can Machines think – CAP...

Jul 17, 2012 by

Can machines think ? Computer genius Alan Turing tried to answer this philosophical question by devising the Turing test. You might be surprised to find that you take part in this regularly with CAPTCHAs

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The Anthropic Principle

Apr 13, 2012 by

Why does the universe have all the right physical characteristics to support intelligent life. How probable is it ? Does the universe only exist at all once it has conscious observers ?

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Is free will an illusion ?

Mar 23, 2012 by

What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?

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Top Five Thought Experiments

Jan 13, 2012 by

Thought experiments are mental hypotheses, used by philosophers as ways of illuminating complex ideas. Here’s 5 of the top hot topics.

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Mind & Body – Where...

Jun 24, 2011 by

The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?

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