Archive for December, 2005

1 am what 1 am

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Yay! Self-aware robot:

Neurophilosophy bibliography updated

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Neurophilosophy bibliography updated.

Artificial Life

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Originally uploaded by Pete Mandik.


Special issue of Theoria et Historia Scientiarum,
Life and ALife: Interactions Between Natural and Synthetic Biology

ALife is an interdisciplinary field of research that aims at studying
life or life-like processes through computational modelling
techniques and the simulation of real or theoretically possible
living systems or ecosystems. Neural networks, agents, or communities
of agents are embedded in simulated environments, or embodied and
embedded in real environments, where they are left to develop,
interact, learn, reproduce, adapt and evolve. ALALifeife scientists
can use such models to test various hypotheses about the nature of
life or cognition, or about complex process such as adaptation and
learning. As a concequence, the field stands at the intersection of
theoretical biology, computational biology and cognitive science. In
this special edition of Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, “Life and
ALife: Interactions Between Natural and Synthetic Biology”, we
propose to investigate foundational questions related to the
interactions between (natural) biology and the synthetic-biological
approach of ALife.

Vanity Insanity

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

So you’d like to… buy books on containing chapters by Pete Mandik
A guide by Pete Mandik, Neurophilosopher and Mandikologist

“The vanity of others offends our taste only when it offends our vanity.”

– Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil, sec. 176.

Endophysics and out the other

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

I just received my gratis copies of Endophysics, Time, Quantum And the Subjective. One of the chapters is my Phenomenal Consciousness and the Allocentric-Egocentric Interface.