Galen Strawson is one of the country's leading philosophers, and is well known for his arguments on free will, against narrativity, and for pan-psychicism (the theory that all matter comes from mind). He and we will discuss the latter argument this evening. Entry will be three pounds to cover room hire and Strawson's travel expenses.
He says: "Many of those who call themselves naturalists are profoundly anti-naturalist in their outlook. Many of those who call themselves physicalists have a deeply mistaken conception of what physics tells us—as does anyone who thinks that physics, or physicalism, is incompatible with pan-psychism."
It's going to be a brain-twister! We encourage you to read up on the theory first, to get up to speed.
Here is a paper Strawson wrote on pan-psychicism, and below is a review of the paper from the LRB by Jerry Fodor:
Fodor says: 'If you want an idea of just how hard the hard problem is, and just how strange things can look when you face its hardness without flinching, this is the right book to read.'
And here is Strawson talking about his theory on Philosophy Bites:
See you there - please arrive at 7.15 for a prompt 7.30 start, and to ensure you get a seat.