Category Archives: fuzzy concepts

Physical consciousness?

This guest blog was written by Christian Stevens, a graduate student in the philosophy department at the University of Guelph. His work is in the area of Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. We are physical beings in a physical world. … Continue reading

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Is it time for a conceptual revolution in neuroscience?

A recent article by Russell Poldrack and colleagues begins with an apt quote from Rutherford D. Rogers, the former Yale University Librarian: “We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge” They chose this quote to reflect what some brain researchers … Continue reading

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Brain-based evidence for multiple intelligences?

Is there any brain-based evidence for the theory of multiple intelligences? From my viewpoint, the answer seems clear: Yes….and no. (Germans have a nice colloquialism for this in ‘jein’, pronounced yine.) The theory of multiple intelligences was originally proposed by … Continue reading

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Is that creative??

Bad artists copy. Great artists steal. ~Picasso You know you’ve done something creative when you’ve produced something novel, meaningful, and useful. But when have I produced something truly novel?! meaningful?! or useful?! While it might be somewhat helpful, this common … Continue reading

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Building better ideas

Creativity: something everyone wants to achieve and be recognized for, regardless of profession, yet few can agree on exactly what it is. Posing the question “What is creativity?” to others is like asking “What is art?” The variety of answers … Continue reading

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