Philosophy of Neuroscience
Apologetics Weekend Seminar with Mihretu Guta
- April 5-6, 2019
- Business 109 - Moats Lecture Hall
- Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff, Students
Cost and Admission
This is a paid event.
Join us for an exciting two-day weekend seminar on “Philosophy of Neuroscience" to explore the philosophical questions that arise in neuroscience. These questions concern the nature of consciousness and mental states, the difference between the first and the third-person perspectives, whether human beings are purely physical beings, the use and limitations of neuroimaging techniques (e.g., fMRI, EEG and PET scans), basic neuroanatomy and nervous system as well as the concept of mind in the context of artificial intelligence and machine learning theories.
This seminar will be taught by Mihretu P. Guta, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Biola University. Guta completed his PhD in Philosophy at Durham University, UK under the supervision of Professor E. J. Lowe and Professor Sophie Gibb. Guta subsequently worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Durham Emergence Project (funded by the John Templeton Foundation), where he researched the nature of the emergence of consciousness from the standpoint of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, neuroscience and quantum physics. Guta’s publications include: Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties by Routledge (2018). ‘Insights into the first-person perspective and the self: An interdisciplinary approach’, Special Issue, Journal of Consciousness Studies, edited with Sophie Gibb, 11–12 (2015); ‘Consciousness, First-Person Perspective and Neuroimaging’, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11–12 (2015): 218–45; ‘Objects, Dispositions and Lockean Person-Making Properties.’ The Boston Issue, Appraisal the Journal of British Personalist Forum, Vol. 11 No. 1 (2016); and ‘Frank Jackson’s Location Problem and Argument from the Self’, Philosophia Christi, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2011): 35–58. Guta is also working on a manuscript entitled: The Metaphysics of Substance and Personhood: A Non-Theory-Laden Approach.
Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NOTE: This seminar will not be live streamed to the general public. An audio recording will be available for purchase a month after the event.
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