phenomenological thought for the day

Arguing that the brain works like a computer because a computer can beat it at calculation is like arguing that a horse must run on gasoline because a car can beat it in a race.

Author: JD Fleming

I am Professor of English Literature at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. My work is in intellectual history of the early-modern period (1500-1700), with a special interest in epistemic issues around the emergence of modern natural science (the "Scientific Revolution"). In 2012, I initiated the international conference series "Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World."

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