The Cartesian Duality Broke Philosophy

As modern physics started with the Newtonian revolution, so modern philosophy starts with what one might call the Cartesian Catastrophe. The catastrophe consisted in the splitting up of the world into the realms of matter and mind, and the identification of 'mind' with conscious thinking. The result of this identification was the shallow rationalism of l' esprit Cartesien, and an impoverishment of psychology which it took three centuries to remedy even in part.


And set back cognitive science.

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 The act of creation
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Koestler , Arthur (1976-11-29), The act of creation, Hutchinson Radius, Retrieved on 2012-06-08
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    25 AUG 2012

     Science Koans

    Riddles and paradoxes of existence that might crack your noodle on which to meditate.
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