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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Jakob Hohwy, Monash)

Thursday March 25, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Group welcomes Jakob Hohwy, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Monash University. Dr. Hohwy works at the intersections of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, engaging in interdisciplinary work.

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Talk Title

Conscious Self-Evidencing

Talk Abstract

Self-evidencing describes the predictive processing of all self-organising systems, whether conscious or not. Self-evidencing in itself is therefore not sufficient for consciousness. Different systems may, however, be capable of self-evidencing in different, quite specific and distinct ways. Some of these ways of self-evidencing can be matched up with, and explain, specific properties of consciousness. This can carve out a distinction in nature between those systems that are conscious, as described by these properties, and those that are not. Many of the self-evidencing accounts throw new light on the properties of consciousness, suggesting that there may indeed be conscious self-evidencing.

About the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group

One of six departmental research interest groups, the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Group undertakes research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, traditional and formal epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.



Thursday March 25, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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