The Nature of Consciousness

A couple of exciting developments today. First, over at Brains the symposium on Paul Churchland’s Matter and Consciousness 3rd edition is underway. It features commentary by Amy Kind, Pete Mandik, and William Ramsey. It will run through mid-Setember so be sure to check it out and get involved in the discussion!

In other news, today is the 5th anniversary of my dissertation defense. It’s kind of hard to believe that it has already been five years but there it is. Does this mean that I am not a junior faculty member anymore? That would be nice. Anyway, this time last year I gave the opening talk at the Graduate Center’s philosophy colloquium (see here for the post I wrote on it afterwards). Since then I have been very very busy but I have recently got back to writing up the paper which that talk was based on. It is still very much a rough draft but as usual feedback is appreciated!