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Neuromancer, the Bible of cyber punk

   Neuromancer, the science fiction novel written by William Gibson, remains one of the most important writings of this literary genre. First of all, and in addition to my Romanian article dedicated to the same work, I must say that Neuromancer h...
by internetstructure on Jun 1, 2013

Neuromancer, the Bible of cyber punk

   Neuromancer, the science fiction novel written by William Gibson, remains one of the most important writings of this literary genre. First of all, and in addition to my Romanian article dedicated to the same work, I must say that Neuromancer h...
by internetstructure on Jun 1, 2013

Infographic: The Story Behind an Internet Meme

Internet memes have taken over the internet as it relates to pop culture. Even single pieces of media such as Gangnam Style and Kony 2012 become popular internet memes. Basically an internet meme is something that goes viral. According to Wikipedia,...
by GIZMORATI on Jan 30, 2013

An Audience With His Holiness the Dalai Lama by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Photograph of Preetha Ram, Director of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) His Holiness: Although all phenomena and their bases of imputation are imputed by conception, it's...
by Journey Through The Cortex on Jan 24, 2013

Seek To Satisfy Your Desires

Seek To Satisfy Your Desires What’s happened is that you’ve put all your energy into satisfying a desire for instant gratification, while ignoring the more meaningful underlying desire, which was the desire to be respected and admired by others.
by Random thoughts On life on Oct 8, 2012

Desire Is The Starting Point Of Success

In any given moment, you will do exactly what you have chosen to do based on your desire. The problem is, you can permit your desire to be amazingly shortsighted. All too often, you allow your desire for pleasure and gratification in the current mome...
by Random thoughts On life on Oct 2, 2012

Just Dreaming

Given that the interpretation of dreams by Freud and others is garbage, what is the evolutionary benefit of dreams? http://www.epjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/ep035978.pdf This paper presents an evolutionary argument for the role of dreams in the de...
by Malpoet's Weblog on Sep 4, 2012

You Must Take Control Of Your Thoughts

Take Control Of Your Thoughts “Your main job in life is to create the mental equivalent within yourself of what you want to realize and enjoy in your outer world.” — Emmet Fox “The greatest revolution of my generation is the discovery tha...
by Random thoughts On life on Jul 18, 2012

Philosophical Applications of Proprioception

Now, that a lot of things are becoming multidisciplinary, we are finding a certain crossroads between neuroscience and philosophy.  I have often thought of my journey through my cortex as harkening back to some of the philosophical issues that I...
by Journey Through The Cortex on Jun 7, 2012

Mind Wandering

When the mind wanders, conscious thoughts come to mind that are only loosely related to the task being performed. This phenomenon produces tension within the cognitive sciences because the interfering nature of these thoughts is at odds with the assu...
by Journey Through The Cortex on Mar 18, 2012

REALLY, DID HE DECIDE FREELY?

Toni “Poika” Illi left the office when he was 55 years old. Everybody respected him in the government machinery. But nothing stopped him from leaving there.Nothing compelled him to stay. He didn’t want to be like everyone else. Huma...
by Philosophy - In Mind on Jul 3, 2011

ON UNFREE persons

1) A person x is not able to think than in one way. 2) Free act requires possibilities to do otherwise. 3) However, a person x has not a possibility to think that in this one particular way. (Maybe x is brainwashed or a mind of x is political or.) 4)...
by Philosophy - In Mind on Apr 28, 2011

A Personal Problem

A person x grasps a meaning of the concept “a face”, and grasping it causes an image of a face in the consciousness of x. But how is that causality possible in the Universe? Further, how does the connection of grasping and a mental image...
by Philosophy - In Mind on Apr 24, 2011

Is Philosophy Useful? The Second Suggestion

Philosophizing -> Mental healthy or better reasoning are final causes. Exercising -> Healthy or look or admiration or sex are final causes. That is, one exercises because of wanting to look good. One believes by exercising one will look good.
by Philosophy - In Mind on Mar 28, 2011

SEEING CAUSALITY

You meet a tiger. First, a politician sees a hand and infers from inner feeling “It’s my hand”. He perceives that he points then to himself by his little finger and starts slowly moving it towards his ugly stomach. He sees how his h...
by Philosophy - In Mind on Feb 6, 2011

Fragments of Philosophy: Is There Ethical Absolute?

Most people think themselves in situations as agents but not as objects of acts of someone else. Many thinks also that everyone’s own moral beliefs are right and that different cultures’ moral beliefs about the same act are as right. Thus...
by Philosophy - In Mind on Sep 15, 2010


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