Sapientia Lecture Series

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Sapientia Lecture Series

Evan Thompson (British Columbia). "Does Consciousness Disappear in Dreamless Sleep?" Free and open to all. Reception follows.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
3:30pm-5:00pm
103 Thornton Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Evan Thompson, Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, works in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, Phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Asian philosophy and contemporary Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2015),  Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (Harvard University Press, 2007), Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (Routledge Press, 1995), and the co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991; new expanded edition, 2015). For advance reading, please see Professor Thompson's paper, "Dreamless Sleep, the Embodied Mind, and Consciousness."

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth (ICE) and the Department of Philosophy. The Sapientia Lecture Series is funded by The Mark J. Byrne 1985 Fund in Philosophy.

For more information, contact:
Marcia Welsh
603-636-3738

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.