The brain assists the organization and recall of thoughts by segmenting them and associating them with stimuli. But who is doing the thinking?
Dr. Axe continues his conversation with radio host Eric Metaxas.
In 1929, child psychologist Jean Piaget called children “artificialists” who tend to regard everything as “the product of human creation.”
As our dialogue continues, I think I’m starting to understand your position more clearly.
Recently, David Brooks published a column titled “The End of Philosophy” in The New York Times (April 7, 2009). Brooks, long one of the most thoughtful writers in public life, addresses an ages-old tension over whether reason controls our moral intuitions and passions, or whether moral intuition/feeling is king and reason is only rationalization. In the latter view, Brooks says,