Being and Nothingness, or Structure and the Individual

Editor’s Notes: A substantially revised version of this article was published on the website Ribbonfarm in April 2018. I am most certainly not an expert on quantum mechanics. While I strive to be as accurate and academically rigorous as possible in my blogposts, please take everything below with a grain of salt. I cite some […]

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Interlude: Meditations on Structure and Changelessness

Editor’s Note: Each blogpost usually consists of a fictional dialogue followed by an essay that discusses recent advances in cognitive neuroscience, physics, and evolutionary biology/psychology in light of age-old metaphysical and epistemological questions. This blogpost, however, is one extended dialogue that takes place within the context of a broader narrative. It is inspired by an […]

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The Elusive Thing-In-Of-Itself

One fine morning, Willy and Philly visit the art museum together. On a tour through one of the exhibits, they come across this experimental work of art: Fig 1. A snapshot of The Thinker, by visual designer Charis Tsevis. “What am I supposed to make out of this?” Philly inquires with a puzzled look on his […]

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