Today I want to think about thinking. In particular, to look at the distinction between thoughts and beliefs. We tend to accept our first impressions as being accurate and true. Often this may be the case and the strategy serves us well, but sometimes it can go wrong. We misunderstand someone’s actions or words, possibly… Read More Filosofy on Friday – The Moon is made of Green Cheese
The starting point for today’s post was my absence last week. Silent pages. If the frothy filosofer filosofises out loud in a forest and no-one hears him, does he make a sound? Maybe it is the sound of one hand clapping. A new twist on an old conundrum. Oh, I was not in a forest… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Silence
Ah, a great choice of topic! Full of filosofical possibilities, conundrums and conuncymbals. The latter term is rarely used. It refers to the sound of an argument – not the kind of argument you might hear your neighbours engage in, but a “proper” argument as found in logic. We find the term referenced in common… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Truth and Lies
For some reason, I have been thinking about negentropy this week. The term has different meanings in different contexts. I would like to consider it in relation to information theory. The central tenet is about the relationships between energy and information. Every bit of information has attached to it an energy cost. This was neatly… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Negentropy
I posted earlier on the subject of Being Here, and so today I want to look at moving on. My starting point is the paradox of Zeno’s Arrow. It is closely related to his paradox about Achilles racing a tortoise – quite apt given my current pre-occupation with all things running (did I mention I’m… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Getting There
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This week I would like to turn my attention to attention. This topic has been brought into focus by my little run on Sunday, participating in the Leicester Half-Marathon. I may have mentioned it before. I always knew that a large part of the challenge would be psychological. It is often the case that our… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Attentional Focus