What Mary Didn't Know About Tacit Knowledge
The existence of qualia disproves the assumption that all tacit knowledge is potentially capable of being converted into explicit knowledge, and it is recommended that IS researchers resist blindly accepting this assumption as one of the foundations of their argument.
Exposure of heptane solutions of Mo(NAr)(CHCMe2Ph)(Me2Pyr)(OAr) (1a; Ar = 2,6diisopropylphenyl), Mo(NAr)(CHCMe3)(Me2Pyr)[OCMe(CF3)2] (1b), and Mo(NAr)(CHCMe2Ph)(Me2Pyr)(OSiPh3) (1c) to one atmosphere…
5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine: An ego-dissolving endogenous neurochemical catalyst of creativity
- Psychology, BiologybioRxiv
It is suggested that 5-MeO-DMT has great potential in this respect due to its incommensurable capacity to completely disintegrate self-referential cognitive/neuronal processes (viz., “ego death”).
Non-eliminative reductionism: the basis of a science of conscious experience?
A coherent physicalist view of the nature of qualia labelled non-eliminative reductionism is outlined. If it is true, qualia and physicalism can co-exist without difficulty. On the one hand, qualia…
Powerful Particulars:Review Essay on John Heils From an Ontological Point of View
John Heil's new book (Heil 2003) is remarkable in many ways. In a concise, lucid and accessible manner, it develops a complete system of ontology with many strikingly original features and then…
5-Methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine: An Ego-Dissolving Endogenous Neurochemical Catalyst of Creativity
- PsychologyActivitas Nervosa Superior
5-Methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (acronymized as 5-MeO-DMT) is sui generis among the numerous naturally occurring psychoactive substances due to its unparalleled ego-dissolving effects which can…
Knowing‐How and Knowing‐That
You know that George W. Bush is the U.S. president, but you know how to ride a bicycle. What's the difference? According to intellectualists, not much: either knowing how to do something is a matter…
Inexpressible Truths and the Allure of the Knowledge Argument
Dualism is a perpetually seductive doctrine; the Knowledge Argument for dualism (Jackson, 1982) a particularly alluring source of support for the doctrine. Jackson advocated the soundness of the…
Non-eliminative Reductionism: Reconciling Qualia and Physicalism
A physicalist view of qualia labelled non-eliminative reductionism is outlined. If it is true, qualia and physicalism can co-exist without difficulty. First, qualia present no particular problem for…
The Know-How Response to Jackson’s Knowledge Argument
I defend Frank Jackson's knowledge argument against physicalism in the philosophy of mind from a criticism that has been advanced by Laurence Nemirow and David Lewis. According to their criticism,…