Episode 22: Time Shuffling, Finger Sausages, and a Brain Made out of Paper.
Episode Notes and Links
After two physics episodes in a row Richard Brown and Pete "Macho Bluff" Mandik dial the way-back machine to the Golden Era of Dinosaur Travel and kick out some old-school philosophy of mind jams. In part 1 ("Time Shuffling") they sort some stuff out about temporal counterpart theory and so-called “real identity.” In part 2 (“Finger Sausages”) they tackle the transparency of conscious experience and phenomenal acquaintance. In part 3 (“A Brain Made out of Paper”) they discuss the extended mind hypothesis and it’s connection to panpsychism and meditation (with a mild de-rail on journal refereeing best/worst practices).
(Audio for this episode is drawn from the video chat viewable here: @YouTube.)
- Eric Steinhart - Temporal Counterpart Theory
- Hilary Putnam - Perceptual Transparency and Sinha's Observations
- Richard Brown & Pete Mandik - On Whether the Higher-Order Thought Theory of Consciousness Entails Cognitive Phenomenology
- Pete Mandik - The Introspectibility of Brain States as Such
- Brie Gertler - Renewed Acquaintance
- Josh Weisberg - Abusing the Notion of What-It's-Like-Ness: A Response to Block
- Andy Clark - Spreading the Joy? Why the Machinery of Consciousness is (Probably) Still in the Head
- Tad Zawidzki - Trans-Human Cognitive Enhancement, Phenomenal Consciousness, and the Extended Mind
- David Chalmers - The Contents of Consciousness: Reply to Hellie, Peacocke, and Siegel
- Jeremy England - Statistical Physics of Self-Replication