"The Problem of Ownerless Consciousness"
Friday, 1st Dec 2023, 10.30-12.00: “The Problem of Ownerless Consciousness”
One reason classical Buddhist philosophers rejected physicalism is that it would mean that
consciousness is not strictly speaking real. A difficulty for those philosophers, though, is that
it is not clear what an ultimately real consciousness might be like if, as all Buddhists claim,
there is no such thing as a self or subject of consciousness. I examine this difficulty as a
possible source of support for a Buddhist physicalism
Date: 1 December 2023, 10:30 (Friday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Lady Margaret Hall Library, Norham Gardens OX2 6QA
Venue Details: Old Library
Speakers: Speaker to be announced
Organising department: Faculty of Theology and Religion
Organiser: Professor Jan Westerhoff
Part of: Can there be Buddhist physicalism?
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Claire MacLeod