Category Archives: Philosophy of Mind

A Critique of the Mind-Brain Identity Theory – by Adebayo A. Ogungbure,Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

“This paper attempts a critical examination of the mind-brain identity theory which holds that the mind or consciousness is nothing but a physico-chemical process in the brain.” Read More…

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From Slumdog to Maddog — by Raam Gokhale

“Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!”—Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote Read More…

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Are We Three? — by Raam Gokhale

My title has a double meaning. It superficially refers to the fact that it takes three to make a trialogue. But on a deeper level it refers to a philosophy of mind issue I want us to explore: is each of us individually a composite of distinct selves, perhaps three in number? Read More…

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A Lecture on Descartes’ Meditations – Delivered at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth (a university in Pune) on October 19, 2011

The study of the Meditations nearly thirty years ago was one of the major catalysts of my decision to pursue a career in philosophy so the subject is dear to my heart. Read More…

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The Two Envelopes Problem: a ‘Back of the Envelope’ Solution – by Raam Gokhale

“We give a simple solution of the two envelopes problem by considering an alternate situation to which the problem’s expectation formula more properly applies. The flaw in reasoning in the original problem is apparent once the difference in the two problems is examined.” Read More…

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