How to solve the mind-body problem?

29 July, 2022

How to solve the mind-body problem? In this podcast you will get acquainted with the idea of its solution by the philosopher Vadim Vasilyev.

Guest — Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, PhD. Co-director of the Center for Consciousness Studies and Head of the Department of History of Foreign Philosophy Vadim Vasilyev
Moderator — Anton Kuznetsov 


00:00 - Introduction
00:46 - Why all solutions to the problem of consciousness are bad
04:08 - About the confusion around the mind-body problem
07:30 - Mind and physical reality
08:55 - Is consciousness physical? And why do most philosophers think so?
11:30 - Why does physicalism not anticipate the conclusion
15:48 - The falsity of physicalism and its unverifiability
17:24 - Arguments from telepathy and extraordinary experience
20:15 - Verification is not discredited
24:56 - Competition!
25:43 - What is consciousness. Access consciousness and phenomenal consciousness
33:06 - A series of questions about mind
36:13 - Is consciousness generated by the brain?
41:15 - Is consciousness supervenient on the brain (physical)?
48:23 - Does consciousness influence behavior? The Mystery of causal relationships
51:03 - Answers to questions about consciousness
52:37 - The hard problem of consciousness: why are we not zombies?
56:25 - If not physicalism, then what? Local interactionism
59:55 - Summary from Mary

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