John Allman’s lecture as part of the Brain, Mind and Consciousness series put on by the Skeptics Society. Allman is best known for his work on the anatomical structure of the Von Economo neurons (102 minutes).
Consciousness studies luminary, Stuart Hameroff, Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology and Director, Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson (59 minutes)
Some rare footage of Dave Chalmers, philosopher of mind extraordinaire. Below is an interview conducted by John Horgan. Here is full the interview (77 minutes)
Thanks to the stigmergic properties of the Web I am thrilled to make the acquaintance of Vitorino Ramos of the Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab., IST, Technical University of Lisbon. For those interested in all things related to Artificial Life and Intelligence, Bio-Inspired Computation, Collective Intelligence and Complex Systems, Evolution, Self-Organization and emergent Cognitive Learning,…
Part of the BBC’s Human All Too Human series on existentialist thinkers (50 minutes). Features the late Reg Hollingdale, Nietzsche’s translator, who I first met at the founding of the Nietzsche Society of Great Britain. We met next when Reg stepped in at the last minute to give a wonderfully compelling talk about his life’s work as…
A BBC documentary that gives a good introductory overview of Heidegger’s philosophy and controversial life featuring his son, Gadamer, Rorty, Steiner and others (49 minutes).
Narrated and interviewed by Michael Ignatieff Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Dutch television documentary (only narration is in Dutch) (29 minutes)
V.S. Ramachandran – another dynamic speaker in the Searle mould (54 minutes). Much of what he talks about concerns issues of embodiment – e.g. the phenomenon of phantom limbs. See my review of Shaun Gallagher’s How the body shapes the mind.