Nov. 10 - The Mind-Body Problem
"If a scientist took off the top of your skull and looked into your brain while you were eating chocolate, . . . he would detect complicated physical processes of many different kinds. But would he find the taste of chocolate?"* What is the relationship between your mind and your body? What is the relationship between your mind and your brain? We'll read passages by Thomas Nagel and others to explore this enduring philosophical conundrum.
Thursdays - 11:45–12:45 PM
Schmitt Hall, room 242 (the Philosophy department seminar room)
What is P4L?
Students and professors close-read and discuss a few of the greatest passages in the history of philosophy.
No preparation or previous knowledge of philosophy is needed. Everyone is welcome!
Should I bring anything?
Bring a beverage, and if you're hungry, bring your actual lunch.
Brought to you by the Department of Philosophy at Montclair State University
*Thomas Nagel, What Does It All Mean?, Oxford University Press, 1987, 29.