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Consciousness, Bohm and the Quest for Intelligibility

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST

15,00€ – 75,00€


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Consciousness, Bohm and the Quest for Intelligibility

with William Seager

Sunday August 21, 2022

9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

2-hour session

The session is live and you will be sent the RECORDING.

David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics can be understood as driven by a need for an intelligible account of the physics of the world. But Bohm went beyond physics and linked the physics to metaphysics, especially the metaphysics of consciousness. I will explore how the drive towards an intelligible account of the world and our place in it led Bohm to a view of nature which is arguably a form of panpsychism.

William Seager is Professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He has been working on the the philosophy of mind and especially the problem of consciousness for about 45 years, but still hasn’t gotten very far. Two recent books of his are Theories of Consciousness (2nd ed. 2016) and The Routledge Handbook of Panpsychism (2020).

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August 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
15,00€ – 75,00€