UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


The Nature of the Mind: Professor Peter Hacker

22 February 2023, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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Parashkev Nachev


Lecture Theatre
378: Institute of Neurology, 33 Queen Square
33 Queen Square
United Kingdom

Am I identical with my mind or is the mind a part of me – the thinking part, perhaps? When I speak of my mind, am I speaking of myself or of my *self*? Is the mind identical with the self or distinct from it? Do human beings have a soul, or is that an obsolete theological notion? If not, is the soul identical with the mind or distinct from it? And how is the soul related to the self? If I have a mind, a soul and a self, what is this ‘I’ that has these things? And since I also have a brain, how is the mind related to the brain? Those who do not have confident answers to these questions -- and especially those who do -- may find Professor Hacker's examination of them in this talk illuminating.

HOST: Parashkev Nachev; p.nachev@ucl.ac.uk

About the Speaker

Professor Peter Hacker

at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology