This decade

  Response to most pressing matters often leaves no time for attending the most important ones. Let’s take a break. The pandemic will await our return.   Revised, Pre-edited A. Science, technology and philosophy A1 Science. C. P. Snow, in Two Cultures (1958) noted that the role of science in society is central. He then […]

Interoception and the foundation of knowledge

  Pre-edited   A. Introduction A1 Consciousness. Consciousness is the most important and most troubled knowledge area. It is addressed below. The initial focus is on interoception. A2 Mental faculties A2.1 Interoception. Hunger, thirst and other sensory modalities by which a person is directly aware of an internal state of the body. A2.2 Awareness. Awareness […]

Philosophy

  Philosophy is the widest scope knowledge area. However, the philosophical community, by and large, is still the prisoner of centuries-old misconceptions. These misconceptions are toxic: scientists must narrow their focus; hence, their consensus-based philosophy is outdated. Consequently, updating the foundation of knowledge is now the most important and most urgent challenge confronting humanity.

Philosophy, the microprocessor and the next phase in information technology

  Daniel Alroy    A.          Philosophy has problem-solving power While I was a philosophy student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, I found that philosophy, like mathematics and the scientific method, provides top-down knowledge to any given basic science which is not obtainable by bottom-up reasoning […]

Consciousness

  Daniel Alroy daniel.alroy1@gmail.com Pre-edited Current science shows that we possess innate elementary sensations, emotions and cognitive function. Some 300 years ago John Locke introduced a theory of knowledge based on the denial of this fact, concluding that the mind of the newborn is like a blank slate (tabula rasa). This factually false tabula rasa […]

Neural Prostheses for the Born Blind and Philosophy

Neural prostheses that have been developed for children who became deaf elicit sensations of sound also in the born deaf.  This fact is a conclusive proof that the experienced sound is innate and not a property of air vibration.  Similarly, I expect that the same would be demonstrated for vision next decade, perhaps as early […]