WSF 2014: Do Atoms Think? A Panpsychists Perspective on Consciousness
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Have you ever thought about where our consciousness comes from? Panpsychism is a new theory in Philosophy of Mind which has given us one of the most fascinating answers to this question.
Panpsychism is the view that the mind is a universal feature of all things, that the mental is a fundamental constituent of the universe. It is a controversial doctrine, which has received all possible reactions except that of complacency. It is, however, one of the most ancient ideas about the mind, so when and why did we abandon it? And why is it re-emerging? What does this mean for our own minds?
These intricate examinations of mental phenomena and its origins may shake our understanding of the world around us and implications may stretch beyond that of philosophy.
This talk will let you dive into the mystery of human consciousness and introduce you to one of the most recent and controversial attempts to its solution; to the theory of panpsychism that has placed our mind within a world of minds.
When & Where
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Wrexham Glyndwr University is a small, vibrant and friendly university based in the North-East Wales town of Wrexham. We offer an exciting range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses in areas ranging from Engineering and Health to Sports Science and Education - for more information visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk