Philosophy of Mind

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Idea/History of Ideas

How fashion moves philosophy forward

J Bradley Studemeyer


The real problem

It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be

Anil K Seth

Idea/Philosophy of Mind

Why panpsychism fails to solve the mystery of consciousness

Keith Frankish


What can Avicenna teach us about the mind-body problem?

Peter Adamson

Idea/Philosophy of Mind

The mind isn’t locked in the brain but extends far beyond it

Keith Frankish


Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind

Keith Frankish

Video/Virtual Reality

New realities are imminent: how VR reframes big questions in philosophy

5 minutes

Video/Philosophy of Language

Does the meaning of words rest in our private minds or in our shared experience?

2 minutes

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Should we be afraid of AI?

Machines seem to be getting smarter and smarter and much better at human jobs, yet true AI is utterly implausible. Why?

Luciano Floridi

Essay/Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness creep

Our machines could become self-aware without our knowing it. We need a better way to define and test for consciousness

George Musser

Video/History of Ideas

If, as Shakespeare suggested, all the world’s a stage, do we have a ‘true self’?

2 minutes

Idea/Philosophy of Religion

Belief in supernatural beings is totally natural – and false

Stephen Law

Essay/Philosophy of Mind

I am not a story

Some find it comforting to think of life as a story. Others find that absurd. So are you a Narrative or a non-Narrative?

Galen Strawson

Video/Meaning & the Good Life

How long does it take to recover from a tragedy?

3 minutes

Essay/Illness & Disease

A good forgetting

Personal identity is tied to memory, but sometimes we find peace, clarity and a true sense of completeness in the lapses

Marianne Janack

Essay/Illness & Disease

The disremembered

Dementia undermines all of our philosophical assumptions about the coherence of the self. But that might be a good thing

Charles Leadbeater

Video/Free Will

Can we really make conscious decisions, or is agency just a trick of the brain?

2 minutes

Essay/Cultures & Languages

From Aesop to doge

The animal who speaks in a human voice is a figure of the most enduring imaginative power. What do we hope to hear?

Stassa Edwards

Video/Philosophy of Mind

A colony of cooperating jellyfish challenges conventional ideas of individuality

2 minutes

Video/Philosophy of Mind

A comparative cognition road trip across the US in search of a map of the mind

21 minutes

Essay/Law & Justice

The concrete abyss

We know solitary confinement annihilates the minds of its victims — but what does it do to the rest of us?

Lisa Guenther

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Endless fun

The question is not whether we can upload our brains onto a computer, but what will become of us when we do

Michael Graziano

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

The mental block

Consciousness is the greatest mystery in science. Don’t believe the hype: the Hard Problem is here to stay

Michael Hanlon

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

How the light gets out

Consciousness is the ‘hard problem’, the one that confounds science and philosophy. Has a new theory cracked it?

Michael Graziano


The outsider

While one person dabbles in drugs with few ill-effects, another will become a chronic addict. What's the difference?

Hanna Pickard

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence


When we peer into the fog of the deep future what do we see – human extinction or a future among the stars?

Ross Andersen

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Webs of perception

The ways in which jumping spiders see and map the world help to illuminate the mystery of human memory

Caspar Henderson