The English-Speaking Colloquium on Analytic Philosophy

The English-Speaking Colloquium on Analytic Philosophy is launched on our Faculty. The first meeting will take place this Friday, December 16, at 4.35 p.m. in room 306.

Polina Sprukul (group 1232) will give a talk with the title

Panpsychism as an Attempt to Solve the Hard Problem of Consciousness

Abstract:

Today, the Hard Problem of Consciousness is one of the most relevant problems in analytic philosophy. David Chalmers, who was the originator of this problem, proposed some methods for solving it. But recently he came to a version of panpsychism. In this theory, Chalmers tries to combine two arguments – the conceivability argument (for dualism) and the causal argument (for materialism). Panpsychism is a synthesis of these theories. Chalmers offers two intriguing ideas: consciousness is fundamental; and consciousness might be universal. In my presentation, I am going to explicate these ideas.

Everybody is welcome!