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Podcast Profile: A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind

podcast imageTwitter: @OxPhil_Marianne (followed by 104 philosophers)
Site: podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/romp-through-philosophy-mind
5 episodes
2012
Average episode: 80 minutes
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Categories: Course-Style • Mind/Consciousness

Podcaster's summary: The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philosophy have anything sensible to say about the mind? Surely today it is scientists we should be listening to? Come and find out why this is – and always will be – false.

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List Updated: 2022-Aug-10 11:32 UTC. Episodes: 5. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2012-Apr-10 • 67 minutes
Part 5: Questions and Answers
Marianne Talbot presents the last of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, engaging in a questions and answers discussion with the audience. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/...
2012-Feb-07 • 83 minutes
Part 4: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?
Marianne Talbot presents the fourth of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, wondering if we are asking the wrong questions? Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/...
2012-Feb-07 • 68 minutes
Part 3: If Physicalism Won't Work, What is the Alternative?
Marianne Talbot presents the third of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, on alternatives to Physicalism. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/...
2012-Feb-07 • 92 minutes
Part 2: Non-Reductive Physicalisms and the Problems they Face
Slides to accompany Marianne Talbot's second of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, on Non-Reductive Physicalisms and the problems they face. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/...
2012-Feb-07 • 91 minutes
Part 1: Identity Theory and Why it Won't Work
Marianne Talbot presents the first of five episodes of the Romp through the Philosophy of Mind, on Identity Theory and why it won't work. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/...