The Status of the Mind-Body Problem in 2019

Course details

Code
O18P241PHR
Fees
From £77.50

Dates
Sat 06 Apr 2019 - Sun 07 Apr 2019
Time
3.00pm Saturday - 2.00pm Sunday

The Status of the Mind-Body Problem in 2019

Overview

The Mind-Body problem is the problem of how our minds are related to our bodies (and in particular our brains). There was a time when it seemed obvious that our minds could exist without our brains (surely after the death of the body the mind lives on?). Then there was a time when it seemed obvious that mental states are states of the brain. It is today often assumed by the person in the street and indeed the neurologist in the university that the mind is the brain. But philosophers are not so sure. Indeed most philosophers these days would deny that the mind is the brain. But who are philosophers to pronounce on this? Come and find out. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to socialise, to discuss the issues and to question the speaker.

Programme details

SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019

2.45pm           Course Registration

3.00pm           Background history of the mind-body problem

4.30pm           Tea / coffee

5.00pm           The mind-body problem in the 20th century

6.30pm           Break / bar open

7.00pm           Dinner

8.15pm-          Neurophysiology and the mind-body problem

9.30pm                      

 

SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2019

8.15am           Breakfast (residents only)

9.30am           The mind-body problem in the 21st century                            

10.45am         Coffee / tea

11.15am          Question and answer

12.30pm         Break / bar open

1.00pm          Lunch

2.00pm          Course disperses

 

ALL LECTURES WILL GE GIVEN BY MARIANNE TALBOT

 

Recommended reading

SUGGESTED READING

Crane, Tim: The Mind-Body Problem:

http://www.timcrane.com/uploads/2/5/2/4/25243881/the_mind-body_problem.pdf

Dennett, D: What Is The Mind-Body Problem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDUVCcknlJY

Ludwig, Kirk: An Introduction to the Mind-Body Problem:

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d793/20aa81ad62b9bd3d80635b346b2254823575.pdf

Himma, K.E: What Is a Problem for All Is a Problem for None: Substance Dualism, Physicalism, and the Mind-Body Problem American Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 42, No. 2 (Apr., 2005), pp. 81-92.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation for this weekend is at Rewley House for Saturday night only.

Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.

All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.

 

Fees

Tuition (includes tea/coffee): £77.50
Baguette Sunday: £4.90
Dinner Saturday evening: £20.00
Single B&B Saturday Night: £79.20
Single Room Only Saturday Night : £68.00
Sunday Lunch: £14.00
Twin/Double Room (2 sharing) B&B Saturday night: £112.40
Twin/Double Room Only (2 sharing) Saturday Night: £90.00

Funding

If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses

 

Tutor

Ms Marianne Talbot

Course Tutor & Director of Studies

 

Marianne Talbot took her first degree at London University, then her B.Phil at Oxford (Corpus Christi College). She has taught for the colleges of Oxford University for 30 years (1987 – 1990 at Pembroke College, 1991 – 2000 at Brasenose College). She has been Director of Studies in Philosophy at OUDCE since 2001. She is the author of Bioethics: An Introduction, and Critical Reasoning: A Romp Through the Foothills of Logic. Marianne’s podcasts have been hugely popular. Two of them have been global number one on iTunesU. One of these (The Nature of Arguments) has been downloaded 7 million times.

 

 

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