Can science explain consciousness?
David Papineau and I were recently guest on the 'Panpsycast' podcast (which is actually *not* a podcast about panpsychism). David and I have polar opposite views - I am a panpsychist and he is a physicalist - but we have developed our views in discussion with each other. It ended up being a three-parter, which you can access here, here and here...
How come consciousness?
Tom McClelland and I were interviewed for this episode of the 'Philosophy Now' podcast. Tom and I have a quite similar view on how to go about investigating consciousness (what I call the 'Consciousness First' approach on my blog), but I'm inclined to panpsychism whilst Tom is inclined to mysterianism: the view that humans are constitutionally incapable of completely understanding the explanation of consciousness.
Private language argument debate
Wittgenstein's 'private language argument' is intended to show that private mental concepts are incoherent, in which case my entire approach to consciousness is confused. I debate the private language argument with my head of department Hanoch Ben-Yami; you can get the slides here and listen to it here: