EXOGRAM is a new project whose purpose is to bring clear definitions of several concepts in philosophy and science to the entire public. The topics that will be discussed here range from philosophy of mind to philosophy of perception and memory; from evolutionary biology to biochemistry; and from cognitive neuroscience to molecular or cellular neuroscience.
First, EXOGRAM will become a small database for basic concepts in the main natural sciences like physics, chemistry, and biology. Then, more advanced concepts will be added pertaining to these subject matters and then about other disciplines like neuroscience, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, and much more.
Several entries about branches of philosophy will be discussed as well. Topics like philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, philosophy of memory, neurophilosophy, philosophy of cognitive(neuro)science, and philosophy of science in general will be some of the most relevant.
On the other hand, soft sciences like psychology will also be relevant for this blog. Many entries will be dedicated to several schools of psychology like classical cognitivism (Miller, Lashley, Atkinson, Shiffrin, Baddeley, Hitch, Chomsky, Fodor), 4E cognition (Shapiro, Chemero, Thelen, Barsalou, Damasio), and the many schools of behaviorism (Skinner, Watson, Thorndike, Bechterev, Pavlov).
And, of course, how are we to make proper science without mathematics and statistics? Building from basic concepts to the most complex one, this is one ambitious project that will keep growing alongside its owner, whose purpose is to share all he knows with everyone who is interested in learning something new every day.
Welcome to EXOGRAM and feel free to comment on our entries and share your own thoughts and any suggestions you might have.
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