Renowned Philosopher Speaks on the Problem of Consciousness

Posted: December 14, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin

Daniel Dennett, founder of the modern scientific approach to the problem of consciousness, gives two lectures at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. Today, Dennett presents “Two Problems for Neuroscience: the Topic and the Subject of Consciousness.” Friday, Dennett continues his discussion and answers the question “Are We Explaining Consciousness Yet?” The Potomac Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience sponsors Dennett’s visit to George Mason.

Dennett, a professor at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., since 1971, is also the director of Tufts’s Center for Cognitive Studies. He has written 10 books and more than 250 papers about the mind and consciousness.

Both lectures take place at the Krasnow Institute. Today’s talk is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 229, and Friday’s discussion, part of Krasnow’s Brown Bag Seminar Series, is in Room 106 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

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