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    Mental imagery: against the nihilistic hypothesis
    with Stephen M. Kosslyn and Giorgio Ganis
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (3): 109-111. 2003.
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    In his best-selling The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light , William Irwin Thompson intrigued readers with his thoughts on mythology and sexuality. In his newest book, Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness , he takes the reader on a journey through the evolution of consciousness from the preverbal communications of early stone carvings, to the writings of Marcel Proust, around the monumental wrappings of Christo and up to the rebirth of interest in the Taoist ph…Read more
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    Mental imagery doesn't work like that
    with Stephen M. Kosslyn and Giorgio Ganis
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2): 198-200. 2002.
    This commentary focuses on four major points: (1) “Tacit knowledge” is not a complete explanation for imagery phenomena, if it is an explanation at all. (2) Similarities and dissimilarities between imagery and perception are entirely consistent with the depictive view. (3) Knowledge about the brain is crucial for settling the debate. (4) It is not clear what sort of theory Pylyshyn advocates.
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    The Borg or Borges?
    In Owen Holland (ed.), Journal of Consciousness Studies, Imprint Academic. pp. 187-192. 2003.
    It is a paradox of the work of Artificial Intelligence that in order to grant consciousness to machines, the engineers first labour to subtract it from humans, as they work to foist upon philosophers a caricature of consciousness in the digital switches of weights and gates in neural nets. As the caricature goes into public circulation with the help of the media, it becomes an acceptable counterfeit currency, and the humanistic philosopher of mind soon finds himself replaced by the robotics scie…Read more