Empty Rooms and Strange Loops. Models of Mind from Calasso to Hofstadter (part II)

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes In the previous article, I presented Rorty’s viewpoint on the relationship between reality and language. In particular, the author’s thesis is based upon the contingency and variety of language and vocabulary and how it can change according to the context.In this second and final section, instead, I will examine various and relevant models of cognitions. Functionalism and the philosophy of … Continua a leggere Empty Rooms and Strange Loops. Models of Mind from Calasso to Hofstadter (part II)

Empty Rooms and Strange Loops. Models of Mind from Calasso to Hofstadter (part I)

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes To introduce this text it is worth saying that the main topic of this contribution will be the type of metaphors we use to think about the mind, and especially the human mind. Think of this as an anthology of metaphors that I have found to be especially apt at this task, taken from the works of a few important … Continua a leggere Empty Rooms and Strange Loops. Models of Mind from Calasso to Hofstadter (part I)