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Are there any prominent modern philosophers with a background in neuroscience?

A lot of timeless questions in philosophy of mind seem relatively answerable by modern advancements in neuroscience and brain science. I was wondering if there are any well-known philosophers to date ...
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Meaning is in the brain, where else?

Philosophy of languages discusses the two concepts of extension and intension. Since the 1960ies Putnam published a series of papers on topics like the meaning of meaning. He argues against the view ...
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What determines individual experience?

I understand that evidence found in neuroscience points to the idea that consciousness, feelings, etc are all generated via biological processes within the brain. Now, Going off the fact that by ...
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Shouldn't philosophy be replaced by neuroscience?

George Johnson (In the Palaces of Memory: How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads, 1991) expressed it best: "As neuroscience comes closer to explaining more about the brain and mind, some scientists, ...
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Is it impossible to completely understand the human brain using a human brain?

Are (or were) there any philosophers that argue (or argued) that the human brain cannot be understood using a human brain, i.e. that it's impossible for a human to understand the human brain ...
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Does quickness of thought influence intensity of experience?

Does any futurist or anyone discuss the possibility that increased brain power makes for more intense experiences of pain and pleasure?
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Philosophy of the lymphatic system

If neurophilosophy is a legitimate from of philosophy why don’t we have philosophies pertaining to various other sub-personal processes/systems: autonomic, vestibular, and proprioceptive? Why not ...
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Isn't Nietzsche's Übermensch idea self-contradictory?

Doesn't Nietzsche's Übermensch contradicts itself in that understanding everything would enable propagation of that understanding? Wouldn't Nietzsche's Übermensch eventually fully understand how the ...
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Does veridical perception in Near death experiences prove the spiritual and supernatural to be true? [closed]

One of the greatest, if not the greatest piece of evidence that the mind can and does survive bodily death is veridical perception in near death experiences. Veridical perception in near death ...
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Dennett's view on the effect language has on the mind/brain

Several years ago, while studying philosophy, I recall reading in numerous sources that Dennett believed (or was interpreted as believing - by either Clark or Churchland [or Fodor?]) that it was ...
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To which extent can we understand the brain?

If single cells or populations highly dependent of sensory input can often be modeled with so called receptive fields. For neurons and populations close to some motor output, they can be modeled with ...
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How to answer this interview question [closed]

My friend is an artist and she has to answer this question but is not sure of the meaning. What does it mean, do you think? I find you to be incredibly productive and driven, as someone who as Rilke ...
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Are there any philosophers who are weak in mathematics or other formal sciences? And is it possible?

Please answer the question directly before giving an explanation. I would like to test the definition of "love of knowledge" and its relation to individual aptitudes. According to the concept of ...