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Konrad Werner: The Bucket Theory of Mind

When:We 30-05-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Room Beta

Lecture by Konrad Werner (University of Warsaw, Institute of Philosophy) organized by Theoretical Philosophy

Karl Popper famously criticized what he dubbed "the bucket theory of mind" (hereafter BTM), i.e. a conception holding, very roughly, that we can think of the mind as a container filled with materials (sense-data, ideas or pieces of information) delivered by the senses. Over the last twenty years or so many philosophers have joined Popper and set forth their own reasons for abandoning BTM. Most importantly, these were people associated with the movement called enactive and embodied cognition, championed by F. Varela, his collaborators, and followers. However, I argue that...(continue reading...)