Evan ThompsonI'm honoured to be one of the keynote speakers at the 45th annual meeting of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, and thrilled that I get to address the conference theme "The Phenomenology of Perception Turns 75." Phenomenologists, I hope to see you there.
Beyond Vision: Going Blind, Inner Seeing, and the Nature of the Self [Allan Jones] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <DIV>In this unique and exhilarating autobiography, Allan Jones ? Canada?s first blind diplomat ? vividly...
Evan ThompsonThis is a fascinating and moving autobiography. Highly recommended. #AdvaitaVedānta #transformativeexperience Beyond Vision: Going Blind, Inner Seeing, and the Nature of the Self by Allan... amazon.com/dp/0773552855/… via @amazon
A massive alliance of more than 11,000 scientists have signed, sealed and delivered an important message to the world: if we don't make rapid, deep and lasting changes to our lives, they write, there will soon come "untold human suffering".
My new book Galileo's Error traces the problem of consciousness back to the foundations of the scientific revolution, in Galileo's decision to set consciousness outside of the domain of...
Evan ThompsonLooking forward to reading @Philip_Goff 's Consciousness and Fundamental Reality in Murat Aydede's @UBCPhilosophy graduate seminar (which I'm sitting in on) this month. I'll also read Galileo's Error once it's available.
Jerry Fodor has aptly said that the availability of the computer metaphor represents “the only respect in which contemporary Cognitive Science represents a major advance” over the representational theories of mind upheld by its eighteenth- and...
Evan ThompsonDan Arnold interviewed at 3:16am: Dharmakīrti's Philosophy of Mind Among Other Things
During non–rapid eye movement sleep, low-frequency oscillations in neural activity support memory consolidation and neuronal computation. Sleep is also associated with increased interstitial fluid volume and clearance of metabolic waste products. It...
Evan ThompsonCoupled electrophysiological, hemodynamic, and cerebrospinal fluid oscillations in human sleep
Spirituality Without Religion and the Rhetoric of Enlightenment - Evan Thompson at San Diego State University on October 7 2019
Evan ThompsonIf you'd like to get an advance look at some of what's in my new book, Why I Am Not a Buddhist, here's a video of a talk, based on one of the book's chapters, that I gave a few weeks ago at San Diego State University.
Far from representing rationality and logic, capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling and dangerous form of enchantment
Evan ThompsonMy parents raised me on this argument in the 1970s & 80s. Interesting to see it return. Much of it I accept, though I'm not so sanguine about Romanticism. Capitalism is modernity's most beguiling, dangerous enchantment – aeon.co/essays/capital… via @aeonmag