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John W. Pilley
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John W. Pilley, B.D., Ph.D., is a Presbyterian minister and an emeritus professor of psychology at Wofford College, and the author, with Hilary Hinzmann, of CHASER: UNLOCKING THE GENIUS OF THE DOG WHO KNOWS A THOUSAND WORDS (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

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Descartes the Bogeyman -- and the Dog Who's Nailing His Coffin Shut

(32) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 1:16 PM

From ancient Celtic harvest festivals to Christian celebration of All Hallows' Eve to modern trick or treating, Halloween has been when we playfully confront our bogeymen and lay them to rest for another year. If there's one bogeyman science needs to lay to rest it's René Descartes (1596-1650), the thinker...

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