• Ruminations on Zero (and Infinity)

    25 marzo, 2020 por

    Zero is a strange beast. It is the only number that is neither positive nor negative, it is arguably neither real nor imaginary (or maybe both), and it’s the only number that in modern mathematics no number can be divided by. The way that 0 sometimes behaves like any other number and sometimes doesn’t reminds… Leer más

  • On Epiphenomenalism

    20 marzo, 2020 por

    Physicalist philosophers, recognizing that the existence of consciousness poses a threat to their worldview, have been trying recently to come up with theories that can explain the existence of consciousness within a physicalist framework, which usually involves turning consciousness into a completely pointless addition to the universe. They dismiss it as a mere illusion or… Leer más

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