Stanford University philosophers John Perry and Ken Taylor, hosts of Philosophy Talk, the Bay Area's favorite philosophy radio show, will be taping two live programs at The Marsh in downtown Berkeley. Our meetup will be for the 3:00 p.m. show with UC Berkeley philosophy professor Alva Noë on Dance as a Way of Knowing:
- Whether it be rhythmic or shuffling, athletic or pedestrian, erotic or just social, dance is an art form that utilizes movement of the body through space. Could the aesthetic experience of being physically present and embodied in the world be considered a way of knowing? Is there something in particular we can come to know by watching or performing dance? And are there broader lessons that dance can teach us about human perception and action? John and Ken hit the floor with Alva Noe from UC Berkeley, author of Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness.
We will have a separate meetup on the Wednesday evening before to discuss this topic. Sign up here:
You will need to buy your own tickets for this show by phone or in person at the Marsh, or online.
Members of Berkeley Philosophy Reading Group get a 50% discount! When buying online, when you get to the Discounts page, click on "Marsh Special" and enter the discount promocode "ptfan".
Our group can also meet up after the show at one of many nearby cafés.
There will be a separate show at The Marsh at 12 noon with guest David Magnus,Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, on "Bioethics: Myths and Realities". This show requires a separate ticket.