FAH/PHIL Guest Lecture – “Can we build a Consciousness Meter?” by Prof. Tim Bayne, University of Manchester, UK & University of Western Ontario, Canada
|17 Feb 2016|
One of the central challenges facing the science of consciousness is that of identifying ways of measuring consciousness. Can we go beyond our pre-theoretical ways of detecting consciousness and develop measures that are independently validated? Some theorists think not, and argue that we are necessarily restricted to the pre-theoretical markers of consciousness with which we begin. Other theorists are more optimistic, and think that we will be able to develop independent measures of consciousness. In this talk I critically examine one proposal for how to identify measures of consciousness—the natural kind approach—and ask whether it can be reconciled with various widely-held commitments in the philosophy of mind.
|All are welcome|
|Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme|
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