The mind-body problem is much like the chicken-and-egg dilemma: Which came first? In today’s episode, Dr. Robert J. Marks sits down with Dr. Angus Menuge to discuss the basics of the mind-body problem, its philosophical history, and whether artificial intelligence ever has a chance at truly replicating the human mind.
- 01:12 | Introducing Dr. Angus Menuge, professor and chair of Concordia University’s philosophy department
- 04:06 | What is the mind-body problem?
- 06:37 | Near-death experiences
- 10:05 | The history of the mind-body problem
- 15:24 | Popular mind-body problem models discussed today
- 18:14 | Epiphenomenal thoughts
- 22:31 | Dr. Menuge’s take on the mind-body problem
- 29:04 | Will artificial intelligence ever be able to duplicate the functions of a human?
- Dr. Angus Menuge at Concordia University
- The Inherence of Human Dignity, vol. 1: Foundations of Human Dignity edited by Dr. Angus Menuge
- The Inherence of Human Dignity, vol. 2: Law and Religious Liberty, edited by Dr. Angus Menuge
- Religious Liberty and the Law, edited by Dr. Angus Menuge
- The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism, co-edited by Dr. Angus Menuge
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher and mathematician
- Aristotle, Greek philosopher
- Thomas Aquinas, 13th century philosopher and Catholic priest
- Thomas Hobbes, 17th century English philosopher
- Jaegwon Kim, Korean-American philosopher
- Richard Swinburne, professor of philosophy at Oxford University
- The Illusion of Conscious Will by Daniel Wagner