Is it possible that everything that seems to be on your left is actually on your right? Is it possible that everything in the world is twice as big as it seems to be? Is it possible that everything that seems square is actually an extended rectangle? Through reflection on these and related puzzles I will address some central issues regarding the content of spatial experience. I will use this analysis to shed light on puzzles about skepticism concerning the external world.
Philosophy Seminar Series.
Date: Monday, 6 May 2013 (Please note that this talk isn’t following our regular day/time for talks)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Philosophy Resource Room (AS3 #05-23)
Speaker: David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness, Australian National University.
Moderator: Dr. Michael Pelczar
About the Speaker: David Chalmers is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. He is also Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. His books include “The Conscious Mind,” “The Character of Consciousness,” and “Constructing the World.”