I'll be out of town for the next several months, but before I leave I thought I'd suggest a topic that might be of interest. I'd like to explore the question of what capacities we can appropriately apply to the brain, that is, what we can legitimately say the brain, on its own (whatever that might mean), is able or unable to do, versus those capacities and processes that require social interactions between persons. I think this picks up on a few threads from recent meetings, specifically the reductionism discussion and, to a certain extent, our meeting on Freud. This may sound somewhat technical and dry, but I think we can have an interesting conversation between people who may or may not be familiar with these issues. I'm keeping the topic fairly open, though this (perhaps obscure) question might be a good place to start: when can we say some process or system is capable of being wrong?
I've suggested January 27th as a date. If not enough people can make it that day, I'll go ahead and table the topic till some other time.
People named Norm are welcome.