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Thought and Experience: Track 13

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This album contains fascinating and engrossing interviews with several leading philosophers concerning, primarily, the exploration of four topics: emotion; thought and language; imagination and creativity; consciousness. The interviews contain lively debates from differing philosophical viewpoints, discussions about theoretical thought experiments and the examination of theories developed by philosophers such as Aristotle, Decartes, Galileo, and Hume as well as predictions regarding the future of philosophy. This material forms part of the course AA308 Thought and experience.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 5 hours 15 mins
  • Updated Monday 8th March 2010
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Philosophy
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Track 13: The hard problem of consciousness

An interview with leading philosopher Professor David Chalmers discussing his articulation of the 'hard problem' of consciousness and his defense of a property dualist position


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Thought and Experience    A short introduction to this album Play now Thought and Experience
2 Origins of the modern concept of mind    A detailed discussion about the Aristotelian concept of the soul and the Cartesian concept of the mind by Susan James Play now Origins of the modern concept of mind
3 Issues facing contemporary philosophy of mind    A detailed discussion about various approaches to contemporary philosophy of mind focusing on the computational view Play now Issues facing contemporary philosophy of mind
4 Ancient philosophers' views on emotions    A detailed discussion with Professor Richard Sorabji about the Stoics views of emotions in contrast to the Aristotelians views Play now Ancient philosophers' views on emotions
5 A contemporary study of emotions    An interview with Peter Goldie focusing on how the study of emotions can progress, the nature of emotions, how biology and culture can shape emotional capacity and the relationship between emotion and rationality. Play now A contemporary study of emotions
6 The Gricean Program    A detailed discussion by Dr Barry Smith about the Gricean Program and the meaning of linguistic expression in terms of the content of people’s psychological states, their beliefs and intentions Play now The Gricean Program
7 Thought experiments in philosophy    A detailed discussion with Dr Barry Smith and Professor Tim Crane about thought experiments, their implications for language and for thought and the legitimacy of their use in philosophy Play now Thought experiments in philosophy
8 Naturalistic theories of mental content    A detailed discussion with Professor David Papineau about 'success semantics', his preferred naturalistic theory of mental content Play now Naturalistic theories of mental content
9 Defining Creativity    A detailed definition of creativity given by Professor Margaret Boden including her understanding of creativity and the role of computational psychology in helping to understand creativity Play now Defining Creativity
10 David Novitz's criticisms of The Creative Mind    Professor Margaret Boden responds to criticisms raised by David Noviz to her account in the first edition of her book The Creative Mind Play now David Novitz's criticisms of The Creative Mind
11 Four “Lovelace” questions    A detailed discussion with Professor Margaret Boden about the relationship between computers and creativity in terms of four 'Lovelace' questions Play now Four “Lovelace” questions
12 The relationship between imagination and creativity    A philosophical dialogue between Mike Beaney and Berys Gaut concerning Gaut's views on imagination, his definition of creativity and his view of the relationship between creativity and imagination Play now The relationship between imagination and creativity
13 The hard problem of consciousness    An interview with leading philosopher Professor David Chalmers discussing his articulation of the 'hard problem' of consciousness and his defense of a property dualist position Play now The hard problem of consciousness
14 Consciousness Explained    An interview with leading philosopher Professor Daniel Dennett focusing on the issues surrounding intentionality and consciousness and his belief that consciousness can be scientifically explained Play now Consciousness Explained