Books, music, etc. from September 2015

Books

I thoroughly enjoyed MacFarquhar’s Strangers Drowning. It does contain at least one error:

[Stephanie] didn’t know what [“bigger” thing she should be doing]… [maybe] preventing malevolent computers from attacking mankind, like the people at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute?

Music

Music I most enjoyed discovering this month:

Movies/TV

Ones I really liked, or loved:

Comments

    • Luke says

      I don’t know much about the subject matter so it’d be hard for me to tell if he was bullshitting me. I was already skeptical of most claims about mirror neurons I saw in the press, so that part wasn’t hard for me to believe. He also has a section which does I good job, I thought, of explaining what’s wrong about some versions of “embodied cognition” approaches. Certainly the book was readable and interesting.

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