Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two new Mandik videos on intentionality

The man with two brains.
I've just uploaded two new videos to my YouTube channel. The first, "Brains, Machines, and Intentionality" presupposes some familiarity with Searle's Chinese room argument against artificial intelligence, so I made a second video for the uninitiated. That one is called "Searle's Chinese Room Argument Against Artificial Intelligence."

If you haven't seen 'em yet, do check out my older videos, "Dennett's Multiple Drafts Theory of Consciousness" and "Two Flavors of Neurophilosophy."

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Support PIKSI, the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute, PIKSI, is dedicated to improving the pipeline of diverse and under-represented students into Philosophy graduate programs and, ultimately, into the profession. PIKSI is conducting a fund-raising campaign this month with the hope to get support from far and wide. 

This is something concrete we can do to increase diversity in philosophy.

Here is a link to the PIKSI fundraising page, where you can also find a video made by previous participants,

If you’d like more info about PIKSI, here is a link to the homepage,