Cognitive Quotes (3 quotes)
I agree with your remark about loving your enemy as far as actions are concerned. But for me the cognitive basis is the trust in an unrestricted causality. I cannot hate him, because he must do what he does. That means for me more Spinoza than the prophets.
The dangers threatening modern science cannot be averted by more experimenting, for our complicated experiments have no longer anything to do with nature in her own right, but with nature charged and transformed by our own cognitive activity.
There isnt one, not one, instance where its known what pattern of neural connectivity realizes a certain cognitive content, inate or learned, in either the infants nervous system or the adults. To be sure, our brains must somehow register the contents of our mental states. The trouble is: Nobody knows howby what neurological meansthey do so. Nobody can look at the patterns of connectivity (or of anything else) in a brain and figure out whether it belongs to somebody who knows algebra, or who speaks English, or who believes that Washington was the Father of his country.