The Life & Mind Seminar Network


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  1. tomfroese said, on November 26, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    I set up this page because I wanted to write a post with some quotations. Instead of including the references directly in the post, I thought it might be better to have a central reference section for this blog.

  2. xabier said, on November 27, 2006 at 11:45 am

    Hi tom, I don’t think its a good idea to create a page for the references of “Autonomy” unless the ideas is that of a permanent page including all te references that are important for the Blog and Seminars. Pages are permanent within the blog and appear with specific links on the left side menubar.


  3. tomfroese said, on November 27, 2006 at 12:00 pm


    Yup, I thought a central and permament page for references might be a good idea.

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