Monthly Archives: June 2014

Theory of Mind 1

On reading further in The God Delusion (2006), Dawkins points out that we seem to have a tendency (or instinct) which favours teleology, “the assignment of purpose to everything”. Dictionary.com has teleology as: 1. the doctrine that final causes exist. … Continue reading

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More Me, Myself and I

If you are, as Richard Dawkins says of himself in The God Delusion (2006), a monist, you may not agree with the definition of dualism above. Monists – or those who do not distinguish the two-part nature of our characters … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap

Whatever its relation to the physical body it is generally agreed that mind is that which enables a being to have subjective awareness and intentionality towards their environment, to perceive and respond to stimuli with some kind of agency, and … Continue reading

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Image of Self

Sense of self over time is therefore ‘the story that we tell ourselves that keeps us together (Baggini, 2011). In this ‘Image of Self’ I will discuss issues raised in my last blog, 60 Posts. In 60 Posts I referred many … Continue reading

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Introduction

Some people are subject to a certain delicacy of passion, which makes them extremely sensible to all accidents of life, and gives them a lively joy upon every prosperous event, as well as a piercing grief, when they meet with … Continue reading

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