Evolution and the humanities
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CONSILIENCE ON WHOSE TERMS?
FREE WILL VERSUS DETERMINISM
Humanities view of evolution
How different the evolution of human nature looks from a humanities' point of view. If we insist we're conscious and have free will, what does that imply about evolution?
- Triadism 1: Who should decide how mind evolved?
- Triadism 2. Mind, a world of meanings
- Triadism 3. Thinking like a Stoic
- Triadism 4. Creativity and consciousness
- Triadism 5. What evolution means
- A future for the humanities
- Common sense vs. Darwinism
- New philosophy of evolution
- "Neurasthenia"--we need it now
- Prep for "New Trends in Evolutionary Biology" conference
- Kahneman's selfs include an important "planning" self
- To understand the self, experiment with a new theory of evolution
- Make evolution part of the humanities
- Darwin's purely physical theory denies the possibility of "volition"
- A thought experiment: what evolves is really an intelligent genome
Consilience on whose terms?
How should the humanities respond to science's offer to rebase the humanities on physics and darwinism ("consilience")? By coming up with a consilience of their own, to base science on.
Free will versus Determinism
Physical determinists abuse the authority of science by asserting their own temperamental bias against a dulism involving free will, and how to rebut that assertion.
- Ultimate meaning: Physicalism or Thanatology
- An essay into ontology
- Free will: science vs humanities
- A physicalist or a dualist theory of evolution? Let's negotiate.
- Minimal meme: "I’ve a good mind to give up Darwinism for."
- Science vs Free Will. And the winner is... (article)
- After studying science at UCL, what led me to give up physicalism?