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Conceptions of Intellect, Modern and Postmodern

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When we last discussed "philosophy of psychology" on the various conceptions of mind (May 24 (http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Diego-Philosophers-Roundtable/events/63870732/)), we focused strictly on the cognitive dimension, which was then relevant to the larger topic of epistemology. What other dimension(s) of the mind need we be concerned with now as we begin to move the discussion toward ethics? What other dimensions of the mind are there that we need to understand if we are to understand morality and human nature?

One trend in studying the mind is through studying the brain and its evolutionary development. Another is the arm-chair approach, through observing the mind from the inside. Are the findings from either approach compatible with those of the other's? And if they are incompatible, which one has precedence? What are the findings, as they relate to epistemology and ethics? What is the distinction between philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind?