259.269 The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
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2018W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

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  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2.0
  • ECTS: 3.0
  • Typ: VO Vorlesung

Ziele der Lehrveranstaltung

Time and consciousness are among the most basic and the most contended concepts in science and philosophy. The objective of the lecture is an in-depth introduction into these concepts including the development of novel ideas regarding the joint solution of the hard problems they pose.

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

-       three concepts of time: (1) homogeneous, symmetric parameter time, (2) anisotropic, directed time, (3) tensed time, i.e. the time containing the now.

-       The concept of time appropriate to account for motion (1) is not rich enough to account for life, the concept of time rich enough to account for biological life (2) is too poor to account for conscious life. A classification of the sciences according to the definition of time implied renders a hierarchy of increasing experiential concreteness and decreasing formal rigour. The richer a theory's account of what we experience as time, the looser become its definitions.

-       Logical problems of accounting for the Now and its travel

-       How relativity theory excludes the Now from physical reality

-       The block universe. The distinction between real change and temporal change

-       Temporal change (=passage of time): a subjective illusion?

-       Nowness and mental presence

-       Mental presence as the mode phenomenal consciousness exists in

-       Presence and reality: two modes of existing

-       Is presence, as a mode of existing, without prospects of being acknowledged scientifically?

-       The mind-body problem: How is it to explain that brains process information not only, but bring forth mental presence also?

-       The hard problem (regarding the very existence) and the easy problems (regarding the contents surfacing in experience) of consciousness

-       Mental presence and attention. How do we control the focus of attention? The problem of free will and mental causation

-       How do we distinguish mental presence from the temporal present? (1) The distinction of temporal change from focal change, (2) the temporal present and its travel are objective in the social meaning of objectivity.

-       Is there a mechanism synchronizing the Now inter-subjectively?

-       Leibniz¿ idea of synchronization: pre-established harmony

-       Is there a physical re-interpretation of pre-established harmony?

-       Quantum entanglement and non-locality

-       The measurement process, understood quantum theoretically

-       Measurement and the constitution of local facts. Parameter time t and the time observable T

-       Measurement as a ubiquitous process of the constitution of facts. The concept of a growing universe (contrasting the block universe).

-       Quantum measurement and the quantum Zeno effect

-       Henry Stapp¿s idea of how the quantum Zeno effect might explain the capability of steering the focus of attention freely

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Do.13:15 - 15:0018.10.2018 - 31.01.2019Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
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Do.18.10.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.25.10.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.08.11.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.22.11.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.29.11.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.06.12.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.13.12.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.20.12.201813:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.10.01.201913:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.17.01.201913:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.24.01.201913:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Do.31.01.201913:15 - 15:00Projektraum IEMAR 1/259 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! The Concept of Time and the Hard Problem of Consciousness

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