What Tim Minchin Kant Explain

No, it’s not a spelling mistake. Get a mug or glass of something and settle yourself down, I want to make you think a little… A couple of days ago I was directed to an animation of a poem by the incredibly talented Tim Minchin. If you’ve not come across Minchin before then WHERE HAVE YOU […]

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Hardwired Principles?

Fascinating little snippet from Wired Science. The fundamental origin of our dearest beliefs is a centuries-old philosophical question: Do they reflect, as Kant claimed, deep and pure principles? Or, per Jeremy Bentham, are they elegantly rationalized cost-benefit analyses?   Neuroscientist Greg Berns of Emory University put this question to the test in a brain scanner. […]

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