Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chalmers on "The Matrix:" April 2008

Speaking to over 200 at the Douglass Student Center, Australian philosopher David Chalmers -- a leading figure in philosophy of mind -- argued that there are Kantian themes in the movie "The Matrix." More broadly, Chalmers argued for the applicability of deep philosophical thinking to many elements of ordinary life. An entertaining, energetic speaker, Chalmers delighted in interplay with the audience.

A curiosity is that Chalmers did his doctorate at Indiana, working under Douglas Hofstadter, the second Class of 1970 philosophy speaker.

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