Monday February 22, 2016 6:00 PM
The Frontiers of Consciousness
The field of consciousness studies has expanded rapidly in the last 20 years but we seem to be no closer to finding an answer to the question of exactly what consciousness is and how it came to exist. In this class we will study the ideas and theories of leading experts in this fascinating field by watching video presentations and then discussing the pros and cons. No text book is required.
We will continue to meet every fourth Monday until we have solved the “hard problem of consciousness.” Actually, we will probably run of material to discuss before that happens but who knows where this might lead?
One of the presenters we will watch is Dr. Susan Blackmore who warns us that studying consciousness could change our lives and despite some discomfort that might be caused by having comfortable assumptions challenged, most of the changes we encounter will be beneficial and even enjoyable.