Browsing Archive: August, 2012

"Should we fear quantum torment?", now published

Posted by I. Aranyosi on Saturday, August 18, 2012, In : authored work 
My essay, Should we fear quantum torment, is published in Ratio 25 (3) 249-259.

The prospect, in terms of subjective expectations, of immortality under the no-collapse interpretation of quantum mechanics is certain, as pointed out by several authors, both physicists and, more recently, philosophers. The argument, known as quantum suicide, or quantum immortality, has received some critical discussion, but there hasn't been any questioning of David Lewis's point that there is a terrif...
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My book, The Peripheral Mind, forthcoming at OUP

Posted by I. Aranyosi on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : authored work 
An excerpt from the preface:

My approach in this monograph could easily be classified as part of the currently burgeoning “embodied mind” school or trend in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Where it differs from most other works in this field is, I would say, in that (a) it offers a somewhat more focused view of embodiment via offering a conceptual role to the PNS as such in analyzing mental phenomena rather than keeping the discourse at the level of notions like ...

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About Me

István Aranyosi I'm a philosopher, currently based at Bilkent University, Ankara. I have a wide range of research interests. My earlier work used to be mostly in analytical philosophy of mind, but it will gradually evolve into a lot more empirically informed philosophy of mind. My debut book is The Peripheral Mind (Oxford University Press 2013). Another book is God, Mind, and Logical Space (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). I also sometimes write opinion articles in popular media.

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