Galen Strawson, Buddhist Philosophy, and Radical Self-Awareness

Posted on November 13, 2015 by BupSahn Sunim The recent intersection of analytic philosophy and philosophical Buddhism has been a very heartening sign for me. Not only does it move the discussion away from what I’ve always felt to be the dead-end of Kripkean essentialist metaphysics, but it’s also produced some serious thinking about logic and selfhood and […]

Dualist Doubletalk

Posted on November 13, 2015 by BupSahn Sunim Many twentieth century philosophers have argued that we should reject ‘dualism’ and follow some form of ‘physicalism’. Strangely, the same philosophers often reject panpsychism (the view that everything has a mental aspect). Rejection of panpsychism seems itself to imply a dualism, since it means that some parts of the universe […]

On Intelligence in Cells: The Case for Whole Cell Biology

On Intelligence in Cells: The Case for Whole Cell Biology Posted on November 13, 2015 by BupSahn Sunim Brian J FordGonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK   Biology needs revolution. All my adult life, I have been lost with admiration for the achievements in molecular biology and genetics, and I have come to know many of the main […]