Saturday, November 02, 2013
Thinking skeptically about thinking
One of the best books I've read in 2013 was Robert Burton's "A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves." The title was of interest when Jill was in the process of being diagnosed about why she had her car wreck back in December. The book revisits issues from the philosophy of the mind that I studied in undergraduate days, namely how can we ever figure out how the mind works when we've only got our minds to figure with. Notwithstanding the discussion of technology and philosophy, the book is accessible and interesting.