The mention of Nietzsche in one of last week’s papers has driven the forum to consider (at least part of) one of his other texts. To this end this week the reading will be part 1 of ‘Beyond Good and Evil’ entitled ‘On the Prejudices of the Philosophers.’
The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.
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LINCOLN PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27TH, 2018 AT 7 PM
THE CARDINAL’S HAT
268 HIGH STREET, LINCOLN
‘Consciousness and the Brain’
Professor David Papineau
King’s College London and City University of New York
Most scientists and philosophers are committed to materialism. But how does consciousness fit in? It seems obvious that conscious feelings are something more than neural brain states. Yet, if they are, how do they interact with the physical world? In this talk David Papineau will seek to resolve these puzzles.
David Papineau was educated in Trinidad, England, and South Africa before studying philosophy at Cambridge. He has held academic posts at the University of Reading, Macquarie University, Birkbeck College, Cambridge University and King’s College London. Since 2015 he has spent the second half of each academic year at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He served as President of the British Society for Philosophy of Science for 1993-5, President of the Mind Association for 2009-10, and President of the Aristotelian Society for 2013-14. He has written widely on epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of science and mind. His books include For Science in the Social Sciences (1979), Theory and Meaning (1980), Reality and Representation (1987), Philosophical Naturalism (1992), Thinking about Consciousness (2002), Philosophical Devices (2012), and Knowing the Score (2017).
following on from the discussion concerning Whitehead’s notions of good and evil I thought we could look at two (short) papers around this topic. This one concerns Whitehead only whilst this one drags Nietzsche in.
The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45.
this week our adventures of ideas continue with more of Isabelle Stengers fascinating volume. This week chapter 17 which is entitled ‘The Risks of Speculative Interpretation’.
The meeting is in UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.
this week the forum returns to Stengers book on Whitehead with Chapter 16 entitled ‘Thinking Under the Constraint of Creativity’.
The meeting will be in UL102 at the usual time 14:15-15:45.
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