Mind Science

1004 Submissions

[3] viXra:1004.0100 [pdf] submitted on 19 Apr 2010

Why Create When There Is No Recognition, No Reward?

Authors: Ron Bourgoin
Comments: 2 pages

Why run the race when there is no trophy? The creative human being is often not recognized, not rewarded. What to do?
Category: Mind Science

[2] viXra:1004.0098 [pdf] submitted on 19 Apr 2010

Contextuality: A Philosophical Paradigm, with Applications to Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Authors: Carlos Gershenson
Comments: 12 pages.

We develop on the idea that everything is related, inside, and therefore determined by a context. This stance, which at first might seem obvious, has several important consequences. This paper first presents ideas on Contextuality, for then applying them to problems in philosophy of cognitive science. Because of space limitations, for the second part we will assume that the reader is familiar with the literature of philosophy of cognitive science, but if this is not the case, it would not be a limitation for understanding the main ideas of this paper. We do not argue that Contextuality is a panaceic answer for explaining everything, but we do argue that everything is inside a context. And because this is always, we sometimes ignore it, but we believe that many problems are dissolved with a contextual approach, noticing things we ignore because of their obviousity. We first give a notion of context. We present the idea that errors are just incongruencies inside a context. We also present previous ideas of absolute being, relative being, and lessincompleteness. We state that all logics, and also truth judgements, are contextdependant, and we develop a "Context-dependant Logic". We apply ideas of Contextuality to problems in semantics, the problem of "where is the mind", and the study of consciousness.
Category: Mind Science

[1] viXra:1004.0097 [pdf] submitted on 19 Apr 2010

Processes of Consciousness

Authors: Flavian Vasile
Comments: 9 pages.

This paper presents consciousness as the sum of describable processes, without limiting it only to verbal understanding. Consciousness is presented as a buffer space of the unconscious, accessed by any mental decision-taking processes. Consciousness is composed of sequential outputs of non-conscious processes that form, as frames in a picture, the impression of our ego continuity. The functional consequences of this point of view are then further discussed.
Category: Mind Science