16 episodes

Philip Goff is a philosopher who thinks consciousness pervades the universe. Keith Frankish is a philosopher who thinks consciousness* doesn't even exist. From their very different perspectives, Keith and Philip interview leading scientists and philosophers of consciousness, engaging and debating in a friendly way in pursuit of truth. Mind Chat aims to be highly accessible, allowing those with no background in science and/or philosophy to get a grip on the cutting edge of the field.

(*To be more precise, Keith thinks *phenomenal* consciousness doesn't exist; listen to find out what this is.)

Mind Chat Mind Chat with Philip Goff and Keith Frankish

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Philip Goff is a philosopher who thinks consciousness pervades the universe. Keith Frankish is a philosopher who thinks consciousness* doesn't even exist. From their very different perspectives, Keith and Philip interview leading scientists and philosophers of consciousness, engaging and debating in a friendly way in pursuit of truth. Mind Chat aims to be highly accessible, allowing those with no background in science and/or philosophy to get a grip on the cutting edge of the field.

(*To be more precise, Keith thinks *phenomenal* consciousness doesn't exist; listen to find out what this is.)

    Noam Chomsky: Chomsky on Consciousness

    Noam Chomsky: Chomsky on Consciousness

    Noam Chomsky is an intellectual giant, who has made major contributions to linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science. In this episode Keith and Philip explore Professor Chomsky's views on consciousness and the mind.

    Streamed live on Sep 15, 2022

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Angela Mendelovici: How Does Consciousness Connect us to Reality? Part II

    Angela Mendelovici: How Does Consciousness Connect us to Reality? Part II

    Angela Mendelovici (University of Western Ontorio) is a prominent proponent of the 'Phenomenal Intentionality Theory': the view that all mental representation is at least partly grounded in consciousness. This view contrasts with David Papineau's as to how consciousness connects us to reality, which we discussed in an earlier episode. Our main focus will be to explore the Phenomenal Intentionality Theory, but Angela also happens to be a panpsychist, so Philip is hoping this will finally be a guest that agrees with him more than Keith.  

    Streamed live on Jun 29, 2022 

    Angela's website https://publish.uwo.ca/~amendel5/

    • 2 hr 59 min
    Ann-Sophie Barwich: Smellosophy--The Philosophy & Neuroscience of Smell

    Ann-Sophie Barwich: Smellosophy--The Philosophy & Neuroscience of Smell

    Ann-Sophie Barwich is a cognitive scientist and empirical philosopher, and author of 'Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind' (Harvard University Press). Ann-Sophie explores how the neuroscience of smell challenges philosophical assumptions about the nature of perception.  

    Streamed live on Jun 16, 2022

    Ann-Sophie's website http://www.smellosophy.com/ 

    Publisher's webpage for Smellosophy https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674983694

    • 2 hr 24 min
    Philip Goff: Is Physics Different in the Brain?

    Philip Goff: Is Physics Different in the Brain?

    In a special follow-up episode, Philip shares some personal reflections on the recent discussion 'What Does Physics Tell Us About Consciousness?' with Sean Carroll and Barry Loewer.

    • 54 min
    Sean Carroll and Barry Loewer: What Does Physics Tell Us About Consciousness?

    Sean Carroll and Barry Loewer: What Does Physics Tell Us About Consciousness?

    We previously had a long chat with Sean Carroll. A big bone of contention with Philip and Sean was the degree to which physics constrains our theory of consciousness. We decided it would be good to explore this issue in its own right, with a bit of help from esteemed philosophy of physics Sean Carroll (Rutgers University). These are Sean's articles we discuss (the latter is a response to Philip's book 'Galileo's Error'): https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.07884 https://philpapers.org/rec/CARCAT-33. Recorded 6 May 2022.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Helen Steward: Do We Have Free Will?

    Helen Steward: Do We Have Free Will?

    Helen Steward is a philosopher and author of Metaphysics for Freedom (Oxford University Press), which argues that agency itself—and not merely the special, distinctively human variety of it—is incompatible with determinism. Keith and Philip Mind Chat with Helen about whether we have free will, and what that would entail about the ultimate nature of reality,

    • 2 hr 6 min

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Great to listen to civil philosophical debate. Whether you follow everything or not you’ll learn about the art of argument and learning.

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