Cognitive Science Reading & Discussion Group Monthly Meetup

  • April 27, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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The location of this meetup will be Espresso Roma on Hopkins St in Berkeley. For this meeting we will be discussing chapters 4-6 of The Self Beyond Itself by Heidi M. Ravven, ISBN[masked]-537.

We can also share thoughts & ideas about various other books we have read in the field of cognitive science and other related disciplines (such as evolutionary psychology or neuroscience). I look forward to meeting and discussing cognitive science with you!

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  • Jeff G

    For anyone perhaps discouraged by Ravven's voluminous prose on the intellectual history behind the free will issue, I wrote a long essay relating it to the problem of what "Nature" is (a recent topic in my philosophy group). But it reads much like a synopsis, so you might find it useful! http://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-Cafe-Cafe-Philosophique/messages/boards/thread/43313752/0#[masked]

    April 24

    • lorena

      Jeff, since this is a philosophy book I think you should come tomorrow to give your input. If you need a ride from Bart, let me know.

      April 26

    • Jeff G

      Our hypothesis that suffering was socialized pain was dramatically confirmed for me later that day. Thanks for a very engaging and memorable meeting.

      April 28

  • Deborah B.

    Wow - impressive and interesting write-up. Wish I could attend on 4/27. One thing: Ravven doesn't really survey the cog sci literature - she just looks for what supports her position and disregards or dismisses the rest (e.g., see "Unconscious Volition" by John Kihlstrom). And then there's that pesky word "free" - I have no problem with "will" as a caused phenomenon that allows for a conception of "being responsible for one's action", but if "freedom" means uncaused, well, then, that's just dumb.

    April 24

    • lorena

      with you could be there tomorrow

      April 26

    • lorena

      oops meant to say WISH you could be there

      April 26

  • Jeff G

    Okay, Spinoza is not a Buddhist, but perhaps this conference at UCB might be interesting: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php?event_ID=76973&date=2014-04-25&tab=academic (not that many scientists speaking, though)

    April 23

  • Deborah B.

    Thought it was 4/20 - can't go 4/27.

    April 20

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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