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 […]
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. … another instance of the fact that the future lies […]
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 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 These misconceptions are toxic: scientists must narrow their focus; hence, their consensus-based philosophy is outdated.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.
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 […]
Daniel Alroy email@example.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 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 […]