Interview & podcast

Adam Ford recently posted some bits from an interview we did a while back- an excerpt from part 1: Perhaps the clearest and most important ethical view I have is that [consequentialist] ethics must ultimately “compile” to physics. What we […]

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A Future for Neuroscience

I think all neuroscientists, all philosophers, all psychologists, and all psychiatrists should basically drop whatever they’re doing and learn Selen Atasoy’s “connectome-specific harmonic wave” (CSHW) framework. It’s going to be the backbone of how we understand the brain and mind […]

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Seed ontologies

Chatting with people at a recent conference on consciousness (TSC2018), I had the feeling of strolling through an alchemist’s convention: lots of optimistic energy & clever ideas, but also a strong sense that the field is pre-scientific. In short, there […]

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Why are humans good?

Are humans worthy of colonizing the universe? Are we particularly awesome and benevolent, moreso than a random mind sampled from mindspace? The following isn’t a full argument, but I want to point toward two things humans seem to do: First, our […]

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Rescuing Philosophy

I. Philosophy has lost much of its energy, focus, and glamor in our modern era. What happened? I’d suggest that five things went wrong: 1. Historical illegibility. Historically, ‘philosophy’ is what you do when you don’t know what to do. […]

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