Category Archives: Philosophy of Mind

Husserl: Consciousness is Not a Thing

Our common sense notion of consciousness is that it is a thing—I have a mind and my mind is perceiving and thinking. Much of philosophy has been spent trying to discover what consciousness is or simply assuming that it already … Continue reading

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Hedonic Adaptation

Why we think the way we do is one of the most important aspects of philosophy and Dan Ariely’s books Predictably Irrational and his follow-up The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home … Continue reading

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Hobbes: A Material Theist

Thomas Hobbes is best known for his political theory of the Leviathan and to a lesser extent for his theories on empiricism. Both Hobbes’ political and empirical theories are founded on his belief that there exists nothing but matter. There … Continue reading

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