Can Brain Explain Mind?

Closer to Truth

Can Brain Explain Mind?

Closer to Truth

Can our physical brains fully explain the phenomenon of our minds?

The same question that Descartes pondered in the seventeenth century continues to fascinate philosophers, theologians, and scientists in the twenty-first. Now, in this engaging three-part series, your host, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, conducts wide-ranging interviews with 13 leading experts about the relationship between brain and mind. Each episode is crafted as a series of one-on-one interviews that responds to the title question.

Can Brain Explain Mind? features an impressive array of authorities on neuroscience and philosophy, but two in particular stand out: Christof Koch and John Rogers Searle.

In some ways, American neuroscientist Christof Koch, Ph.D., and American philosopher John Rogers Searle, D.Phil., embody two sides of the same coin. Since

Can our physical brains fully explain the phenomenon of our minds?

The same question that Descartes pondered in the seventeenth century continues to fascinate philosophers, theologians, and scientists in the twenty-first. Now, in this engaging three-part series, your host, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, conducts wide-ranging interviews with 13 leading experts about the relationship between brain and mind. Each episode is crafted as a series of one-on-one interviews that responds to the title question.

Can Brain Explain Mind? features an impressive array of authorities on neuroscience and philosophy, but two in particular stand out: Christof Koch and John Rogers Searle.

In some ways, American neuroscientist Christof Koch, Ph.D., and American philosopher John Rogers Searle, D.Phil., embody two sides of the same coin. Since the early 1990s, Koch has studied consciousness as a scientifically tractable problem. Meanwhile Searle—a prolific and award-winning writer—is noted for his groundbreaking contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of society. This series gives them the floor. You’ll hear in-depth and balanced arguments from men who have staked their careers on their reasoning.

The range of experts, let alone the accomplishments of each, is too much to list in the space remaining. But listen up for Google’s Director of Engineering and for the late Marvin Lee Minsky (1927-2016), who co-founded MIT’s AI laboratory—where, coincidentally, Christof Koch worked after earning his doctorate in nonlinear information processing.

Now is your chance to explore the most pressing questions of this day in age with a chorus of leading experts.

Note: This audio series was originally produced by Closer to Truth—the television series created, written, and hosted by Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn and co-created, produced, and directed by Peter Getzels.

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Can Brain Explain Mind?

  • Christof Koch
  • Rodolfo R. Llinas
  • Raymond Kurzweil
  • John Searle
  • David Chalmers

What Is the Mind–Body Problem?

  • John Searle
  • Ned Block
  • J. P. Moreland
  • Marvin Minsky
  • Colin McGinn

What Makes Brain Conscious?

  • Arnold B. Scheibel
  • John C. Mazziotta
  • Christof Koch
  • Joseph LeDoux
  • Stephen L. Chorover

Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer, executive producer, and host of Closer To Truth—the public television series that invites leading scientists, philosophers, and creative thinkers to discuss fundamental questions of consciousness, the cosmos, and meaning.

After completing his undergraduate degree in human biology at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kuhn went on to earn a doctorate in Anatomy/Brain Research from the University of California, Los Angeles, and then later, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Kuhn has published more than 30 books, including The Mystery of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All? (with John Leslie); Closer To Truth: Challenging Current Belief; Closer To Truth: Science, Meaning and the Future; How China’s Leaders Think (featuring President Xi Jinping); and The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin (China’s best-selling book in 2005).

 

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