Philosophy Society Talk

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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’

 

By

 

Professor David Papineau

King’s College London and City University of New York

ALL WELCOME

 

 

Abstract
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.

Speaker Profile
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).

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