Thoughts on public transport: Tomorrow’s Aesthetic

I'm in a small cottage in Wales, and dawn is breaking over the mountains outside of my window. This is not my house, but it will serve as my residence for a few weeks for work purposes. With all the chaos of my job and the incompatible shifts of my loud (and often drunk) temporary … Continue reading Thoughts on public transport: Tomorrow’s Aesthetic

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Thoughts on public transport: Choosing between a quantitative and a qualitative life

Survival instinct is a side effect of existence, and whether we like it or not, we are bound to it on both a conscious and subconscious level. This can be tested via simple self-experiments: first, hold your hand close to a heated radiator with the intention to hold it there indefinitely. Wait for some time, … Continue reading Thoughts on public transport: Choosing between a quantitative and a qualitative life

Recent papers: Does the mind extend beyond the head?

April 2015 Does the mind extend beyond the head? In this paper I explore the hypothesis of active externalism as advocated by Clark and Chalmers, and dismiss it on account of the past-endorsement criterion, the inclusion of which brings about unwelcomed consequences for the hypothesis, and the omission of which brings further unwelcomed consequences for … Continue reading Recent papers: Does the mind extend beyond the head?

Musing: Boltzmann’s entropy and the Loschmidt reversibility objection

Some context To summarize Boltzmann’s account from the last couple of lectures: he introduces a probabilistic reduction of the second law of thermodynamics, by claiming that an increase in entropy is extremely likely, but cannot be certain, as the micro-dynamics are time-reversible. His law is as follows, if entropy is far from the maximum possible … Continue reading Musing: Boltzmann’s entropy and the Loschmidt reversibility objection