Searching for Rene Descartes or just ‘knowing’ he is there

Thanks to Daniel Hawes at twenty2five.blogspot, we were alerted to a recent paper in Psychological Science that investigated how easily people correct their beliefs[1]. Now, you have to know that the angle you are about to hear is speculative, although not outrageous.  The researchers argued that people make two kinds of mistakes on a phrase memory … [Read more...]

Searching for Descartes

Rene Descartes was a Philosopher Superstar in the 17th century. He was a French man living in The Netherlands, a devout catholic and a committed thinker. Descartes is famous for much - “I think therefore I am” perhaps more than others (actually - that makes me think of this scenario - Rene Descartes is sitting at the bar and the barman offers him … [Read more...]