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Knowledge is Personal

This is the second part (of three) of the talk ‘What I Know and Why I Know It’ which tries to provide a physical basis for knowledge. This part largely concerns philosophy. 10.      Pragmatism The philosophical movement called ‘Pragmatism’ arose in the … Continue reading

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Nature’s Secret Trick

“The way that human minds arrange particulars is a skill so deeply hidden in the human soul that we shall hardly guess the secret trick that Nature here displays” – Immanuel Kant This is the first part (of three) of the talk ‘What I … Continue reading

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Talk: What I Know and Why I Know It

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” The above quote (typically attributed to John Maynard Keynes but probably not originating from him) makes it sound so easy. So why don’t we all act in this … Continue reading

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On Jeff Hawkins

As there are so many similarities between Jeff Hawkins’s book ‘On Intelligence’ (2005) and my recent ‘Intelligence and the Brain’ talk, it might be natural to assume that I had copied him without crediting him. But I have only just … Continue reading

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