I’m really looking forward to my first in person philosophy talk since the start of Covid, which will take place at the ‘How the Light Gets In‘ festival’ Sunday 19th March. It’s a festival of philosophy and music, which is going to be held in the glorious grounds of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in London. I’m going to talk about the science of consciousness, and how the supposedly ‘easy problem’ of establishing neural correlates of consciousness is actually harder that the ‘hard problem’. I’ll also outline a couple of ways forward.
I used to sing in a band in my teens and 20s, performing ‘guitar explorations of the human condition’. But then everyone had babies and we haven’t played for ages. Because this festival does music as well as philosophy, I tried my luck and asked if my band could play. To my surprise, they said yes! So we’re hurriedly trying to remember the songs…worried I’m too old for this caper…
I’m also doing a few other events on the Sunday: breakfast chatting about fine-tuning and the multiverse, a neuroscience and consciousness school with Joanna Bryson, and a panel on the small topic of ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’. I’ve listed all the events I’m doing below.
Most of all, I’m really looking forward to chatting about philosophy in person again…come along if you can!
– 6:30pm: ‘Number and Number’ (my band) will perform in the ‘Stage’ venue
– 9am: Philosophy Breakfast on Cosmological fine-Tuning and the Multiverse
– 12pm: IAI School with Joanna Bryson – Neuroscience and Consciousness
– 2pm: Solo talk – The Many Voices of Consciousness
– 5.30pm: Life, The Universe and Everything panel
Tickets available here: https://howthelightgetsin.org/festivals/september