55 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
1st June 2018
The study of consciousness remains one of the pre-eminent challenges of the 21st century. This philosophy course on consciousness will take an interdisciplinary approach, including recent work in philosophy of mind, neuroscience, sociobiology and medicine to assess the current state of knowledge on what consciousness is. They will also look at speculations about the impact of Quantum theory on theories of mind and the perceived unity of consciousness. This philosophy course will cover the following topics surrounding consciousness: What is consciousness and how is it produced by the brain? Quantum theory, reality and consciousness. Consciousness from a Sociological and Psychological point of view. Defining consciousness as internal awareness: metacognition and consciousness. This short courses is part of the Vivid Ideas 2018 program and open to all members of the public.