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Thinking About Thinking

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2022
10 May 7pm - 8:30pm
doors open at 6.45pm
The Adelphi, 1-3 Hunslet Road,
Leeds LS10 1JQ
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In this event we will explore consciusness. If you want to know what a thought actually is, how one comes into being and how they are influenced, this is one you don't want to miss.

Monkeying around with Language

Professor Gregory Radick (Professor of History and Philosophy of Science)
Whether our minds are full of beautiful thoughts or ugly ones, language permeates our thinking. How did we humans come to be the "language animals"? Did language evolve from a pre-human communication system like those stlll in evidence in apes and monkeys? Or are their hoots, calls and cries the wrong place to look for the origins of human language? This talk will explore these questions along with some of the most interesting answers that scientists have offered down the decades.

Does the Hard Problem of Consciousness Rest on a Mistake?

Dr Heather Logue (Associate Professor)
The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of how consciousness arises out of physical things like neurons. So does it rest on a mistake? Or is the problem not as hard as it seems? One presupposition of this problem is that all forms of explanation flow from the "bottom up"- that everything about consciousness can be fully explained in terms of the ultimate building blocks postulated by physicists. In this talk, I will explore the possibility that some forms of explanation flow from the "top down", and explain why, if that's right, the hard problem of consciousness is no problem at all.

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