Science Cabaret: Consciousness: Beyond Philosophical Materialism by Roy Williams, KOSC

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Location: Lost Dog Cafe, 222 Water Street, Binghamton, New York

Phone: 607-748-3685

Email: info@kopernik.org

Link: http://www.kopernik.org

Event Description

December 31, 2013 Updated Dec 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM EDT

Consciousness: Beyond Philosophical Materialism by Roy Williams, KOSC

How does inanimate material become conscious? What is the process that creates consciousness and its relationship to the Universe? The presentation will include a variety of philosophical arguments about the mind/body problem from Plato to more recent philosophers struggling to define the essence of consciousness. It will include Sir Roger Penrose’s and Stewart Hameroff’s theory that consciousness is related to quantum effects inside microtubules. Talk will also suggest that consciousness may be the most fundamental property of the Universe.

Join Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC) for Science Cabaret at the Lost Dog Cafe. This program is sponsored by the Kopernik Observatory, Binghamton University Science Café, and Binghamton Community Lab, a joint project of the BU Binghamton Neighborhood Project and the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition. Join us for dinner (self pay) at 6pm if you like. Visit www.thelostdogcafe.net to learn more about the Lost Dog Café. All presentations begin at 7:30 pm.

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