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Neuroscience and philosophy mutually inform one another in layered, dynamic ways. Cartographies of mind and soul expressed in classical philosophy and contemplative traditions are vibrantly relevant in the budding discipline of metacognitive neuroscience. The Boston Neurophilosophy Study Group seeks to cultivate intellectually enriching and emotionally elevating discussions at these intersections of ancient wisdom and contemplative science through monthly offline conversations. Aspirationally, the study group will also be a space that facilitates writing groups to collaborate in publishing neurophilosophy content for popular and academic outlets. For more information about us, please visit https://luminousbrain.com/studygroup . To nous!

Upcoming events (5+)

Telos, Entelechy, & Normative Development in Aristotle

BU Pardee Center - Mini-conference on the Latin American Urban Experience

Hey, Boston/Cambridge folks!: This week is the December meeting of the Boston neurophilosophy study group! This month's topic is one the most, if not the most, hotly discussed topics in the Aristotelian canon: the nous poietikos, translated into English as the "active intellect." In short, Aristotle places such heavy emphasis on the vital role of the active intellect in human life that some later readers have interpreted Aristotle as assigning a mystical or near-mystical quality to the active intellect in humans. We will also be discussing the neuroscience of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and ways that modern neurotechnology may (or may not) accelerate the normative adult intellectual development Aristotle envisioned. Pre-reading invitations for this week's discussion are: Book III Chapter 5 of De Anima (it's short!) link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Rational vs. Mystical Readings of Aristotle's Nous Poietikos: Introduction to the Subject and Overview of the Central Positions link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Our meeting will be held on Thursday December 13th at 7 PM in the Pardee Conference Center at Boston University, located at 67 Bay State Road. I look forward to your illuminating insights. Let the wine and wisdom flow!

Telos, Entelechy, & Normative Development in Aristotle

BU Pardee Center - Mini-conference on the Latin American Urban Experience

Hey, Boston/Cambridge folks!: This week is the December meeting of the Boston neurophilosophy study group! This month's topic is one the most, if not the most, hotly discussed topics in the Aristotelian canon: the nous poietikos, translated into English as the "active intellect." In short, Aristotle places such heavy emphasis on the vital role of the active intellect in human life that some later readers have interpreted Aristotle as assigning a mystical or near-mystical quality to the active intellect in humans. We will also be discussing the neuroscience of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and ways that modern neurotechnology may (or may not) accelerate the normative adult intellectual development Aristotle envisioned. Pre-reading invitations for this week's discussion are: Book III Chapter 5 of De Anima (it's short!) link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Rational vs. Mystical Readings of Aristotle's Nous Poietikos: Introduction to the Subject and Overview of the Central Positions link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Our meeting will be held on Thursday December 13th at 7 PM in the Pardee Conference Center at Boston University, located at 67 Bay State Road. I look forward to your illuminating insights. Let the wine and wisdom flow!

Telos, Entelechy, & Normative Development in Aristotle

BU Pardee Center - Mini-conference on the Latin American Urban Experience

Hey, Boston/Cambridge folks!: This week is the December meeting of the Boston neurophilosophy study group! This month's topic is one the most, if not the most, hotly discussed topics in the Aristotelian canon: the nous poietikos, translated into English as the "active intellect." In short, Aristotle places such heavy emphasis on the vital role of the active intellect in human life that some later readers have interpreted Aristotle as assigning a mystical or near-mystical quality to the active intellect in humans. We will also be discussing the neuroscience of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and ways that modern neurotechnology may (or may not) accelerate the normative adult intellectual development Aristotle envisioned. Pre-reading invitations for this week's discussion are: Book III Chapter 5 of De Anima (it's short!) link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Rational vs. Mystical Readings of Aristotle's Nous Poietikos: Introduction to the Subject and Overview of the Central Positions link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Our meeting will be held on Thursday December 13th at 7 PM in the Pardee Conference Center at Boston University, located at 67 Bay State Road. I look forward to your illuminating insights. Let the wine and wisdom flow!

Telos, Entelechy, & Normative Development in Aristotle

BU Pardee Center - Mini-conference on the Latin American Urban Experience

Hey, Boston/Cambridge folks!: This week is the December meeting of the Boston neurophilosophy study group! This month's topic is one the most, if not the most, hotly discussed topics in the Aristotelian canon: the nous poietikos, translated into English as the "active intellect." In short, Aristotle places such heavy emphasis on the vital role of the active intellect in human life that some later readers have interpreted Aristotle as assigning a mystical or near-mystical quality to the active intellect in humans. We will also be discussing the neuroscience of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and ways that modern neurotechnology may (or may not) accelerate the normative adult intellectual development Aristotle envisioned. Pre-reading invitations for this week's discussion are: Book III Chapter 5 of De Anima (it's short!) link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Rational vs. Mystical Readings of Aristotle's Nous Poietikos: Introduction to the Subject and Overview of the Central Positions link to text: https://drive.google.com/open… Our meeting will be held on Thursday December 13th at 7 PM in the Pardee Conference Center at Boston University, located at 67 Bay State Road. I look forward to your illuminating insights. Let the wine and wisdom flow!

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Telos, Entelechy, & Normative Development in Aristotle

BU Pardee Center - Mini-conference on the Latin American Urban Experience

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