The Status of the Mind-Body Problem in 2019
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.
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
8.15pm- Neurophysiology and the mind-body problem
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
2.00pm Course disperses
ALL LECTURES WILL GE GIVEN BY MARIANNE TALBOT
Crane, Tim: The Mind-Body Problem:
Dennett, D: What Is The Mind-Body Problem:
Ludwig, Kirk: An Introduction to the Mind-Body Problem:
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.
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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.
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
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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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