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The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philosophy have anything sensible to say about the mind? Surely today it is scientists we should be listening to? Come and find out why this is – and always will be – false.

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The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philosophy have anything sensible to say about the mind? Surely today it is scientists we should be listening to? Come and find out why this is – and always will be – false.

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highly recommend!

By Forest Zhang - Sep 22 2012
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Very precise.

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iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
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highly recommend!

By Forest Zhang - Sep 22 2012
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Very precise.

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By מישהי1324 - Jul 02 2012
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A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind

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The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philosophy have anything sensible to say about the mind? Surely today it is scientists we should be listening to? Come and find out why this is – and always will be – false.

Rank #1: Part 5: Questions and Answers

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Marianne Talbot presents the last of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, engaging in a questions and answers discussion with the audience.

Apr 10 2012

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: Part 4: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

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Marianne Talbot presents the fourth of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, wondering if we are asking the wrong questions?

Feb 07 2012

1hr 22mins

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Rank #3: Part 3: If Physicalism Won't Work, What is the Alternative?

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Marianne Talbot presents the third of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, on alternatives to Physicalism.

Feb 07 2012

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Part 2: Non-Reductive Physicalisms and the Problems they Face

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Slides to accompany Marianne Talbot's second of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, on Non-Reductive Physicalisms and the problems they face.

Feb 07 2012

1hr 31mins

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Rank #5: Part 1: Identity Theory and Why it Won't Work

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Marianne Talbot presents the first of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, on Identity Theory and why it won't work.

Feb 07 2012

1hr 30mins

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