David Cycleback is Director of Center for Artifact Studies, and an internationally known scholar in cognitive science, philosophy and artifacts history
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Welcome to a continuing podcast series in cognitive science and philosophy
EPISODE #6: “NEURODIVERSITY”
This episode looks at the theory and movement called neurodiversity. Neurodiversity seeks to reclassify mental illnesses and conditions as natural variations in thinking. There are a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints, and even controversy, including within the medical community and amongst the mentally ill. This podcast examines both neurodiversity and the different and sometimes opposing viewpoints about it.
Episode #5: “Thinking about Other (non-human) minds”
This episode examines non-human minds and ways of thinking, including those of dogs, spiders, computers, groups and transhumanism.
episode #4: ‘Eastern versus western psychology’
This episode compares and contrasts the different psychology approaches and theories of the East (Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Jainism) and the West (modern Western academia, science). They study human brains and minds in different ways and each has its own insights and limits. Many in both the East and West believe the two ways should compliment each other.
episode #3: “the ambiguity of language, and the answer to history’s most famous philosophic riddle”
This episode is a look at that tricky, maddening, mysterious thing called human symbolic language.
EPISODE #2: “QUESTIONS ABOUT INTELLIGENCE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE“
This episode looks a four key questions about artificial brains, or artificial intelligence.
EPISODE #1: ‘WHAT MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES TELL US ABOUT HUMAN KNOWLEDGE’
The episode examines normal and abnormal normal ways human brains work, and what this shows us about the nature and limits of human knowledge.