Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Patricia Churchland interview on Skeptiko

Someone at Feser's blog pointed me at this interview with Patricia Churchland on consciousness and near death experiences. All I'll say is - read this. It's amazing. It really looks to myself as if Churchland just emotionally and intellectually shut down in the course of the exchange. Maybe Churchland thought that a radio show named 'Skeptiko' would automatically be celebratory of her views? You have 'Skeptic' in there after all.

3 comments:

Heuristics said...

Server is down. Googled another link: http://castroller.com/podcasts/Skeptiko/3915260

This is the strangest interview I have ever heard. Glad someone finally asked an eliminativist these questions. But man, her responses. She is blatantly lying in the middle of an interview without even caring that it's visible.

Crude said...

I didn't hear the audio portion, but if it's true that she attempted to pull a 'My microphone isn't working' off without realization background noise could be heard, that's a hell of a thing.

Samwell Barnes said...

She is blatantly lying in the middle of an interview without even caring that it's visible.

It's probably hard to care about anything if you're serious about being eliminativistic determinist.

What a horrid way to go through life. Yet some prefer such nihilism over the idea that God (even possibly) is.