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Colloquium: Matthew Boyle (University of Chicago)

November 30, 2023
4:10 PM - 6:00 PM
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716 Philosophy Hall

Matthew Boyle works on topics in the philosophy of mind and on some issues in the history of philosophy. In the former area, he has been especially concerned with the question of how we know our own minds and with debates about the scope and limits of such knowledge. He is presently at work on a book called The Significance of Self-Consciousness (under contract with Oxford University Press) on the distinction between rational and nonrational minds, the connection between rationality and the capacity for first-person awareness of one’s own cognitive activity, and the continuing relevance of these topics to contemporary debates in philosophy and psychology.