Thursday, April 16, 2015

SPRING 2015 Lectures Series (No.5): The Objectivity of Content from the Neuroscientific Point of View

Date & Time: Friday, 17 Apr., 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Venue: Rm 202, Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences Education, NYMU

About the theme

The issue concerning the objectivity of content is central to philosophy. Burge (2010) has recently tried to ground the objectivity of content on an anti-individualistic conception of perceptual content. In this talk, I shall raise some worries and inadequacies about his psychology-based approach, and propose some ways to strengthen it with a focus on the neuroscientific study of consciousness and intentionality such as one undertaken by Northoff (2014a, b).

About the speaker

Kai-Yuan Cheng 鄭凱元

Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang-Ming University


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