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The ‘Easy’ and ‘Hard’ Problems of Consciousness

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This is an informal summer seminar on a topic of general interest

“It seems to me immensely unlikely that my mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true. They may be sound chemically, but that does not make them sound logically. And hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.”—- J.B.S. Haldane This talk will be a review of some questions about the mind which science might answer in future. Note that the ‘Easy Problem’ isn’t particularly easy, just that everyone agrees it is possible.

This talk is part of the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology occasional seminars series.

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