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Consciousness, Consciousness, and Consciousness (a.y. 2019/20)

Programme

According to Revelation, when we have an experience with phenomenal property Q, we are in a position to know the full nature of Q. The course focuses on Revelation arguing that 1) Revelation is incompatible with physicalism, and 2) that the knowledge argument and the modal argument are based on Revelation.
 

Execution

June 4th 2020, 14:00 - 16:00    NEW July 9th
June 5th 2020, 14:00 - 17:00    NEW July 10th
June 9th 2020, 14:00 - 16:00    NEW July 13th
June 10th 2020, 14:00 - 17:00   NEW July 14th
 

Bibliography

  • Alter, T., “Phenomenal Knowledge without Experience”, in E. Wright (ed.), The Case for Qualia, MIT Press, 2018, pp. 247-267.
  • Chalmers D. J., “The Two-Dimensional Argument against Physicalism”, in D. J. Chalmers, The Character of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 141-191.
  • Dennett D. C., “What RoboMary Knows”, in T. Alter, S. Walter (eds.), Phenomenal Knowledge and Phenomenal Concepts, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 14-31.
  • Goff P., Consciousness and Fundamental Reality, Oxford University Press, 2017 [Part I].
  • Jackson F., “Epiphenomenal Qualia”, in Philosophical Quarterly, 32, 1982, pp. 127- 36.
  • Pitt, D., “Acquaintance and Phenomenal Concepts”, in S. Coleman (ed.), The Knowledge Argument, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp, 87,-101

Exam

The evaluation will be based on an oral exam.

Credits: 2

Alfredo Tomasetta

Associate Professor in Philosophy and Languages Theory

Cycle :  XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV

Course type : Type c

Period: Semester II

Academic year: 2019-2020

Place : Classroom 1-15

Duration : 10 hours