How attentional sensitivity in the brain evolves the organism towards novelty.

Not all physical systems are created equal.

There’s, in fact, a remarkable level of variation within properties of physical systems, especially within those we label complex. In this digest, I will bring together a cornucopia of ideas that converge…

How do cooperative and competitive behaviours arise in nature? Are they in tension and will human systems evolve more toward one than the other?

Cooperation and competition are behaviours that emerge, as far as we can tell, only in living systems. …

How mental contents causally account for a subset of human behaviours

In this short digest, I’m going to vindicate the following claim: the contents of our thoughts, whether formulated reflectively, in dialogue with others, or encoded in writing, are causally efficacious.

This is far from an obvious position to take…

How the cheerleaders of capitalism co-opt wisdom and life’s most profound pleasures to hone you into their instrument.

How-to articles have an inherent appeal because they promise practical value. Even more so when they are packaged in short, list-form format that get straight to the point and seem to deliver…

How our attitude determines what the world reveals to us

The Divine

On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered to the allies, having suffered a devastating defeat in the deadliest conflict in human history. The detonation of two nuclear weapons on the towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki some days prior by the United…

Angjelin Hila

Writer, philosopher, visual artist. Passionate about philosophy, cognitive science, complex systems, physics, visual art and literature.

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