LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Norman Allentoff

Abstract


Professor McDaniel's excellent review of Neither Brain nor Ghost (by W. T. Rockwell) and Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (by A. Chemero) in the Summer 2010 JSE brings to mind the simple but often overlooked rebuttal of any hypothesis tending to deny our ability to reason legitimately. This was well expressed by the popular British philosopher C. E. M. Joad in his Guide to Modern Thought (London: Pan, 1948) at a time rife with accusations that our thought processes were merely rationalizations of our prejudices or unconscious desires. The proponents tended to forget that their own arguments would be subject to the same drawbacks, and thus were not worthy of serious consideration.  

 


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