What Do Frogs And Steam Trains Have To Do With The Human Mind? Huxley’s Epiphenomenalism And Mental Causation

Introduction The 19th century was an exciting time to be alive. Incredible inventions were being discovered (such as the steam engine) new scientific theories were being developed (such as Darwin’s theory of evolution) and new philosophical positions were being created (such as utilitarianism). The Victorians were also fascinated with carrying out lobotomies and decapitations onContinue reading “What Do Frogs And Steam Trains Have To Do With The Human Mind? Huxley’s Epiphenomenalism And Mental Causation”

Lobsters and Sentience: Commentary on Jonathan Birch’s Article

Hello! Welcome to Philosopher Ad Absurdum. This article will be a review of “Crabs and lobsters deserve protection from being boiled alive” by Jonathan Birch in terms of utilitarianism and Singer. It will critically challenge the consequences of the suggested “animal sentience precautionary principle”. Enjoy! ~o~ There has been uproar over the last week atContinue reading “Lobsters and Sentience: Commentary on Jonathan Birch’s Article”