“Seeing Things Differently: What Hallucinations Tell Us about the Mind”
Beirut campus, Byblos campus
The Department of Humanities is organizing a lecture entitled “Seeing Things Differently: What Hallucinations Tell Us about the Mind” by Mr. Rami El Ali, who has been shortlisted for the full-time position in philosophy. The lecture will be given as a videoconference.
The lecture considers how the problem of hallucinations, which originates in Descartes’ Meditations, bears on two contemporary understandings of the mind. On the first, the mind depends on the brain representing reality internally (the representational model), whereas, on the second, the brain simply attunes us to features of external reality (the attunement model). The lecturer will argue that recent solutions to the problem of hallucinations suggest the first of these two models. By contrast, a new solution, which favours the second, will be suggested by the lecturer.
Place: Dr.Najla Atiyah 1301 (Library, 13th floor), Beirut - Block A 710-711, Byblos