The site also has some racy photos (not of me).
I won't write the essay here, but I am convinced that the idea of "mind," "self", "consciousness", and free will are so useful that they must mean something. In normal language, I believe people, or at least most people, have souls. However defined.
The subject arises because of an excellent review by Kenneth Silber of two books in Reason, entitled Are We Really Smart Robots? Mr. Silber has an impressive grasp of an immensely complex subject which involves neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and culture.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Mind books at Maggie's Farm
Some kind words from one Dr. Joy Bliss at an intriguing site called Maggie's Farm: