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Introduction to philosophy: mind and consciousness

What is the nature of consciousness? Is there a self? Is the mind identical to the brain? Can life have meaning in a physical universe?

These are big questions that philosophy can help tackle. Together, we will talk about how to understand these questions more precisely, look at some answers, and learn how to approach both questions and answers using critical thinking tools.

Who is this class for? Students who've never taken philosophy, adults who are interested in exploring big ideas, and scientists and entrepreneurs who'd like to learn how to think about these questions in a more rigorous way.

Extra information

No special preparation is necessary. You can come with a specific question that you need some help thinking about, or with a broad interest in some philosophical topic. We can then set concrete objectives for making progress on your question, or have a more informal discussion about the topic that is of interest to you.

Location

Online via webcam

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Skills:
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I'm a university lecturer with a passion for making philosophy accessible to everyone. I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and I've taught at universities in the United States, Australia, the UK, and most recently, the Netherlands.

I especially like working with students who've never taken philosophy before, as well as with those who have tried philosophy and found it annoying, frustrating, or impossible to understand. I've been there -- the mandatory philosophy course I had to take in college was a disappointment. I was lucky to experience better teaching after that, and I hope to help others discover philosophy, and to learn to do it on their own terms.

My expertise is in the philosophy of mind, ethics, bioethics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of art.

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Anya really knows her way around both in breadth and depth of her field. She asks really cool questions in such a way, that it stimulates thinking together. I can recommend her 100% based on the sessions we had and looking forward to the papers we will discuss :)

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