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John Gregg will give a talk on Panpsychism

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Philosophy of Mind Meeting
October 2012

Subject: Panpsychism: Why we need to get a little bit freaky to explain consciousness
Date: October 5, 2012
Location:Black Sheep Restaurant, (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=350%20Main%20Street%2C%20Cambridge%2C%20MA) 350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

Time: 6 PM
Presenter: John Gregg

John Gregg will try to convince us that (a) we really do need to take qualia seriously, and (b) that once we do so, the only option left standing is some flavor of panpsychism. Not all versions of panpsychism entail that rocks think, however; some versions are relatively tame, even conservative. At the end of the day, though, we will have to revise not just this or that particular scientific theory, but our ideas about what science is, at least a bit. Suggested readings, John Gregg’s site: http://www.jrg3.net/mind/