Are human beings purely physical, destined to die as our bodies perish? Or are we something more than our bodies? Is there a soul? And if so, where is it and what relationship does it hold to the body? How are our physical brains and bodies connected to our mental states? This is something everyone seems to have an opinion on, and yet, the question remains unresolved. Moreover, at the center of it exists one of the most popular mysteries of our times. Come join us for the third session of Philosophy Circle and learn to think coherently about this perennial puzzle.
About the Speaker:
Umair Khan is a philosopher with an MA in philosophy from the University of Sheffield and currently preparing to start his PhD. His interest areas range from the nature of the self, perception, emotions, and consciousness as a whole. His research includes using scientific experimental data to evaluate philosophical claims about the mind and body, requiring him to be in constant dialogue with cognitive neuroscience and neurobiological research. He also takes a keen interest in philosophy of gender and language.
Date: Monday, 24th September 2018
Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F