2020 was a rough year and I am ready to put it in the rear view! Luckily for me and my family we were able to carry on online and the year went by for the most part like normal.
I taught 17 classes in 2020, almost all (13) of them completely online! That’s up from last year. I taught online before so with the addition of zoom I explored synchronous online classes. I have been at CUNY for 17 years, (four years at Brooklyn College and) LaGuardia for 13, and I’ve never seen anything like this!
Since we were all trapped at home for quite a while I redoubled my efforts on Consciousness Live! having 28 conversations over the course of the year. I learn a lot from these discussions and I have been very glad to be able to have them…I have plans to do more in 2021, though likely not at the same volume!
I feel like I got a fair bit of writing done but only managed to get two papers to see the light of day. One with Jake Berger for a book edited by Josh Weisberg in honor of David Rosenthal. The other with Joe LeDoux was a short comment on a paper by Graziano et al.
My blogging was light. I have been attending a lot of talks and also a seminar with Romina Padro and Saul Kripke at the Graduate Center on the Adoption Problem and the Epistemology of Logic. I have been meaning to write a series of blog posts about the class but have not been able to get to it.
another from February! Some reflections on my shombie argument and the most viewed sessions from the Online Consciousness Conference. This was on the 10 year mark of the first online consciousness conference.
Join me for a discussion with Daniel Stoljar, a professor of philosophy at the Australian National University, as we discuss physicalism, the epistemic approach to consciousness, conceivability arguments, revelation for introspection, illusionism, and more!
Join me for a discussion with Victor Caston, a professor of philosophy and classical studies at the University of Michigan, as we discuss Aristotle on consciousness, perception, representationalism, the Veil of Perception, and more!
Join me for a discussion with Chris Letheby, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia and (2019-2022) Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide on the ARC-funded project ‘Philosophical Perspectives on Psychedelic Psychiatry’, as we discuss the philosophy of psychedelics
Join me for a discussion with Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist, licensed clinical psychologist, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as we discuss A.I., cognitive enhancement, the unconscious, psychiatry, and more
Join me for a discussion with Henry Shevlin, a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, as we discuss philosophy, cognitive phenomenology, artificial intelligence, and a whole lot more!