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PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS electronic journal

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PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS                   ISSN 2043-0728

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Issue No. 226 15th October 2018

CONTENTS

Edited by Andrew Notier

I. 'Early Buddhism and Ryle on Thinking Thought' by Gyan Prakash

II. 'Towards an Understanding of Creativity' by Max Malikow

III. 'Erro, Ergo Sum: An Evolutionary Map for Consciousness, Cognition and Free Will' by Andrew Notier

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EDITOR'S NOTE

This month's issue of Philosophy Pathways features articles exploring the philosophy of mind. The fundamental truths underlying our conscious selves has been one of the most enduring and expansive topics of philosophical inquiry throughout human history. Despite the voluminous chronicles of analysis regarding cognition and nature of the mind, many of these questions remain unanswered [...]

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I. 'EARLY BUDDHISM AND RYLE ON THINKING THOUGHT' BY GYAN PRAKASH

The main purport of this paper is a comparative study of the conception of mind and thoughts as delineated by the early Buddhist theory and the contemporary Rylean notion of 'mind,' thereby make an attempt to bring to surface the hitherto unexplored similarities in both. It also endeavors to demarcate their radical differences in theorizing the very concept of 'mind and thoughts.' In order to achieve the above mentioned aim I have brought forth the arguments against 'dualism' (from different angles) in both the systems of thought. [...]

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(c) Gyan Prakash 2018

Email: gyansi@gmail.com

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II. 'TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF CREATIVITY' BY MAX MALIKOW

It would have been presumptuous to have titled this paper 'Understanding Creativity'. A comprehensive explanation of the 'ability to produce ideas that are novel and useful' is currently unavailable and will remain so for some time and possibly forever.This deficiency exists in spite of attempts by many artists as well as researchers from various disciplines to account for the factors that motivate and enable those who are creative [...]

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(c) Max Malikow 2018

Email: malikowm@lemoyne.edu

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III. 'ERRO, ERGO SUM: AN EVOLUTIONARY MAP FOR CONSCIOUSNESS, COGNITION AND FREE WILL' BY ANDREW W. NOTIER

There is a truism that emerges time and time again from our reflections on humanity: Life appears to be unique in the universe in its ability to produce erroneous information, and human beings have the ability to generate these errors on a staggering scale. When a person acts in response to inaccurate information, this creates a condition in which there are behavioral changes resulting from something that is not real. The strangeness of this situation in a universe governed by the laws of physics is so normal to our experience as humans that remarking upon it seems like a platitude [..]

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(c) Andrew W. Notier 2018

Email: awnotier@gmail.com


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