Cognitive Science / Creativity / Incompleteness / Philosophy

Knowledge

Knowledge arises from our interaction with reality (including ourselves and our previous knowledge). Reality is a proteon, i.e. it cannot be described completely. So at any given time, our knowledge is incomplete. There are gaps in it, there are inconsistencies, there are errors and artefacts, there is vagueness, and there are different degrees of justification. … Continue reading

Culture / Philosophy

Traditions

  The world we inhabit cannot be described completely. It is a proteon. And each of us has a small, partially private section of it, a part that we call our life. Interacting with the world, each of us can only, in our lifetime, build up a limited amount of knowledge about it. Some of … Continue reading

Cognitive Science / Computer Science / Creativity / Incompleteness / Neuroscience / Philosophy

Cylinder Seals

Cylinder seals were invented in Mesopotamia around 3500 BC. They are small cylinders, often made from stone, about one inch in length, engraved with figurative scenes or written characters, or both. They were used to roll an impression on a surface, typically clay. When the seal is rolled over a clay surface, an impression is … Continue reading