How is indeterminism relevant to understanding the mind?
In recent meetings, we have discussed facets of the way that the mind works, and in this context, the issue of indeterminism was raised. In this meeting, we will address... Learn more
What are the operations of the mind essentially about?
The mind is a goal-processing system. While awake, the mind is continuously trying to achieve goals, putting the body to use, as needed. What is notable about the... Learn more
How can we best represent the goal structure of the mind?
At the last meeting, we discussed how to best represent the structure of goals in our mind. However, we did not complete the discussion, so let's continue the topic at... Learn more
How much is our effort to persuade egoistic vs. altruistic?
The tradeoff between egoism and altruism permeates our life, and, as I explain in Human Life, it gives our life meaning. In a situation in which we seek to persuade... Learn more
What is the intellectual key to persuasion?
There are facets to persuasion, and the one of interest here is the intellectual facet. What occurs intellectually when a person is persuaded to adopt a goal, such as to... Learn more
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