Mon, 29 Mar | Online seminar

Michelle Liu: "Revelation and the Intuition of Dualism"

At the next session of Mind Readings we will have the opportunity to discuss Michelle Liu's upcoming paper "Revelation and the Intuition of Dualism".
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Time & Location

29 Mar 2021, 11:00 BST
Online seminar

About the Event


In recent literature on the metaphysics of consciousness, and in particular on the prospects of physicalism, there are two interesting strands of discussion. One strand concerns the so-called ‘thesis of revelation’, the claim that the essences of phenomenal properties are revealed in experience. The other strand concerns the intuition of dualism, the intuition that consciousness is nonphysical. With a particular focus on the former, this paper advances two main arguments. First, it argues that the thesis of revelation is intuitive; it is part of our ordinary, implicit conception of experience. Second, it brings the two strands of discussion together and puts forward a rational explanation of the intuition of dualism in terms of the intuitiveness of the thesis of revelation.

More information on Dr. Liu's work.

Dr. Liu will be present at the online session and is looking forward to hearing our comment.

Please note that this will be a read-ahead session. Everyone is welcome to join, but newcomers please e-mail Jakub Mihalik ( to register and receive the target paper.

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