Oxford University

A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind

A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind

Description

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.

Link: podcasts.ox.ac.uk

Categories

Education

Episodes

Further reading and more... (Other Resource)

Apr 16, 2012

Description:

So you've finished this series of podcasts. Find out where to go from here...

Part 5: Questions and Answers

Apr 10, 2012 4044

Description:

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.

Part 4: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Feb 7, 2012 4970

Description:

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

Part 4: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions? (Slides)

Feb 7, 2012

Description:

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

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

Feb 7, 2012 4064

Description:

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

Part 3: If Physicalism Won't Work, What is the Alternative? (Slides)

Feb 7, 2012

Description:

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

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

Feb 7, 2012 5505

Description:

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.

Part 2: Non-Reductive Physicalisms and the Problems they Face (Slides)

Feb 7, 2012

Description:

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.

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

Feb 7, 2012 5432

Description:

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.

Part 1: Identity Theory and Why it Won't Work (Slides)

Feb 7, 2012

Description:

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.