LocationBrighton and Hove Learning Centre at City Clean Depot
Upper Hollingdean Road
MapUpper Hollingdean Road Brighton BN1 7GA
Philosophy of consciousness (Part 2) Science, Consciousness and the Brain
When: Saturdays 10am to 2pm from 12 Jan to 30 March (12 weeks) (Note that two of these weeks will be private study with no classes – dates to be determined.)
Where: Learning Resource Centre at the City Clean depot, Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton BN1 7GA (entrance is opposite the Hollingbury Pub)
Facilitator John Thornton
This 12-week module continues our investigation into the question of what it means to be conscious in the light of the phenomenologica
l philosophical investigations of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger.
In Part Two we look in more detail at Husserl and Heidegger’s understandings of science and using this perspective consider our contemporary scientific understandings of consciousness. This questioning of science will include an examination of the development of the scientific worldview within which scientific conceptions of consciousness have been framed, and an examination of recently developed theories concerning the kinds of physical brain processes that could be associated with first-person conscious experience (looking particularly at predictive coding models). The final aim is to examine how such an objective, scientific understanding of consciousness can be related back to a phenomenologica
l understanding of consciousness as it is revealed in immediate conscious experience.
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