Bites—Philosophical and Other
Copyright © Anil Mitra 2010—2018
‘Bites’ is a collection
of short pieces that I thought have enough novelty to be written up.
It may serve as a repository for new ideas and for ideas I glean among my
earlier writings. Click
here for the blogs.
Also see Archive
Mostly philosophy | Stems | Physics | Miscellaneous pieces
A star * indicates
a piece I’m working on right now.
Two stars ** indicate an answer first written on social media site Quora.
Something from nothing
What is experience?
What is consciousness?
A profession of conviction
The significance of being
Metaphysics for a cosmos
Systems for which Gödel theorems
What is philosophy?
the human brain intelligent enough to understand itself?
impossible problem of consciousness
Also see On possibility (and some beginnings to logic)
Critical thinking and
Principles of reason
… and may include methodological skepticism.html
The simulation hypothesis
characterized by mathematics?
physical cosmology.html, placed here because the foundation is metaphysical.
fundamental principle of metaphysics
Creation versus evolution
definition of the term ‘universe’
metaphysics—a tentative discussion
Do we have free will? **
free will be demonstrated scientifically? **
Why does the universe
do we still have problems understanding consciousness? **
continuity of causality negate freedom of will? **
The World is All the
On possibility (and some beginnings to logic)
The following are
stems—a few points jotted down to be elaborated and filled out later.
Are robots conscious?
laws and symmetry
The next two 'bites' are similar to the first and I
to combine the three pieces.
and the Destiny of the Universe
and the Destiny of the Universe II
physical cosmology.html—note that the intent is to provide a metaphysical
is the universe explained without god
the human brain intelligent enough to understand itself
A theory of class