The Aims of Teaching: We Change But They Stay The Same.

November 28, 2015



A person may be able to learn alone, but s/he can never teach alone.

Posted in: Teaching

Death Is The Only Consideration: Be Moral Because You Are Moral.

November 5, 2015



Rationality, I think, requires us to accept that there may be no rational justification for some of our most fundamental behaviour.

My Learning In Retirement Course Wraps Up: More to Come!

October 25, 2015



In sharp contrast to most undergraduate classes, everyone present wanted to be in the classroom and was very eager to engage with the ideas I presented.

Posted in: Teaching

Reminder: You Don’t Vote For The Prime Minister. Ever.

August 19, 2015



Our democracy will be restored only when our Members of Parliament exercise their political independence and free themselves from the dominance of unelected party staff and insiders.

Meaningful Change Needed in Ottawa: Liberal Support of C-51 Proves It.

August 10, 2015



The Liberals have not learned the lesson of their political exile. Let’s leave them there until they do. On October 19th, let’s vote for meaningful change in Ottawa.

An End to The Blame Game: Beyond Freedom and Will.

July 29, 2015



This shift in perspective is motivated by cutting edge research and the intuition that the mere fact of criminality is a reliable sign that there is something wrong with the brain, even if we can’t yet detect, measure, or cure it.

A Ghostly Spandrel Puzzles the Will: “Free or Not Free?” Isn’t the Question.

July 2, 2015



The whole notion of free will may be an intellectual spandrel best explained by our intellectual history rather than our biology. Our notion of free will might be as fanciful and unnecessary as the idea of God that spawned it.

Posted in: Brains

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