A RADICAL SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS. Live videoconference with Christian de Quincey, Ph.D.
In recent decades, neuroscience has made stunning advances in our understanding of the brain and how it correlates with many aspects of mind. And each year it seems poised to make even greater discoveries.
However, revealing the secrets of the brain is not the same as exploring consciousness. What, then, would it take for science to explore the mind per se, and not just its neural correlates?
In this presentation, philosopher Christian de Quincey examines the four major worldviews that attempt to explain the mind-body relationship—dualism, materialism, idealism, and panpsychism. He exposes the limits of each, and shows why only one of the four is likely to form a foundation for a true science of consciousness.
Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University and Dean of Consciousness Studies at the University of Philosophical Research.
More info at http://inacs.org/.
Co-hosted by INACS and IONS Austin. Free and open to public; $5 donation appreciated. Meet and greet at 6:30, presentation at 7:00.