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    There is a long tradition in philosophy of thinking that memory and the self are intimately connected. Locke claims, for example, that what makes me today the very same person as I was yesterday, is the fact that I can now remember what I did or experienced yesterday. 

    October 26, 2016 | 23 comments | Read More »
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    In one sense it’s pretty clear we live in a multiverse.  Well, throughout human history, every time we think we know what the universe is, it turns out that there is not just one of those things, but a lot of them.

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    Trust is a pattern of reliance that is no doubt essential to social life. But is it rational? Does trust really amount to being stupid, or helpless, or both?

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