Helen Yetter-Chappell (York): Idealism and the Mind-Body Problem
|Starts:||15:00 3 May 2016|
|Ends:||16:30 3 May 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
This talk has two aims: (i) I develop and defend a nontheistic (quasi-Berkeleyan) idealism. On this picture, reality is a vast unity of consciousness, with an interesting internal structure. In perception, our finite minds come to literally overlap with reality (some of the phenomenal "threads" of reality are simultaneously part of both my unity-of-consciousness and the unity that is reality). (ii) I consider the mind-body problem from the perspective of idealism and what this might tell us about the mind-body problem more generally.
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