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Philosophical Comics on perception, AI, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind

A series of philosophical comics on key issues in philosophy of mind, psychology, perception, AI and cognitive sciences. If you have the possibility to print both sides, please do it! These comics are optimized to print with Adobe Reader© using the printing option “booklet” (in Italian “stampa opuscolo”).

What and Where Are Colors?

Is the world colorless as most neuroscientists claim, or are colors in the external world? In this cartoon, I reconsider history of color perception from Newton to contemporary neuroscience and offer an alternative view about the ontology of colors. We see colors because the world is full of colors. Many more we have ever imagined.
The world is a rainbow world!

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Dove e che cosa sono i colori?

Secondo la maggior parte dei neuroscienziati, i colori sono una creazione del cervello. Il mondo sarebbe quindi privo di colori? Ma sarà proprio cìs? Ripercorrendo la storia dei colori da Newton ai giorni nostri, propongo un punto di vista diverso secondo il quale i colori sono nel mondo esterno. E il mondo è un vero e proprio arcobaleno!

Puoi scaricare il fumetto qui.

Existence is relative

It is usually assumed that the physical world has an autonomous existence. This cartoons shows the opposite. All physical properties are relative. Moving from the Eleatic principle in ontology and from elementary arguments from physics, the world is a collection of relative properties. Everything exists relative to something else.
The world is a rainbow world!

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Objectbound: A Mind-Object Identity Theory

A short outline of the mind-object identity theory. Where is our consciousness? Why should it be inside the brain? Could it not be one and the same with the external world?

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Objectbound: A Mind-Object Identity Theory
(in italiano)

Una versione sintetica e a fumetti della mente allargata. Il fumetto prende in esame l’ipotesi dell’identità tra mente e oggetto esterno e la mette alla prova della esperienza individuale e dei dati empirici.

Puoi scaricare il fumetto qui.

Nothing appears, everything takes place.

The traditional separation between reality and appearance that, as of Kant, has plagued Western thought is debunked. Nothing appears, everything exist, or, better, everything takes place! Everything is just as it seems. Sorry Magritte!

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Will a machine ever be conscious?

Is it possible to design and build a conscious machines? Empirical and theoretical models are confronted and discussed.

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Do objects exist or take place?

What is an object? A set of part becomes a unity when they act together (i.e.., they produce a joint effect). This is a consequence of the Eleatic principle that existing is producing effects. The room exists as a whole because, for a moment, it acts as a whole by means of our body
Our body brings into existence whole worlds (whole rooms, whole objects) because they can act as a whole. The unity is not between those parts, is in what happens afterwards and elsewhere (the joint effect in one’s body).

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Where and when is information?

Is information real or is it just a handy epistemic fictionary entity to describe a world of complicated objects? 

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There are no images (to be seen)
or the fallacy of the intermediate entity.

Representations come in many forms: images, symbols, codes. Yet are they real? 

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All comics have been published by Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers (APA), US.