Archive for November, 2013

Untangling the Mind Brain Relationship

Since this blog’s inception I have taken the unpopular position that psychology is not an empirical science. Indeed it is my contention that psychologists are only able to regard their work as empirically scientific, by virtue of their Kuhnian-like faith in a preferred conceptual community, a dogmatic adherence to an empirical epistemology, and a tacit […]

Altruism: The Last Bastion of Humanity?

This appears to be a deeply pessimistic time to be human. I have written extensively about the happy dehumanization of our species within these posts. Various forms of reductive physicalism and eliminative materialism are now in vogue. Our faith in science seems secure; nothing appears to escape the explanatory power of the materialist worldview – […]