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Speaker Series: Your Brain and You with Dr Markos Valaris (Philosophy talk)

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Leichhardt Library

23 Norton Street

Leichhardt, NSW 2040

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When Descartes in his Meditations confronted the question “what am I?”, he famously answered “a thinking thing”, or a mind. He took this answer to be incompatible with the mind being a material thing at all. These days we are much more comfortable with taking our minds to be material, and essentially identifying them with our brains. This talk will examine both of these steps. Should we think of our
minds as material? And, if so, should we think of them as exhaustively realised in our brains?

Dr Markos Valaris is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of New South Wales.


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