The Talks Page
Recordings of Free University Brighton Philosophy Classes
These philosophy talks were delivered as part of a series of Philosophy of Consciousness courses I developed and taught at the Free University Brighton. The Introduction to Phenomenology talks provide a grounding in the phenomenological philosophy of Edmund Husserl based on The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology text. The other two courses assume a familiarity with this material, not just in terms of its content, but also in being able to enter a state of phenomenological witnessing. Science, Consciousness and the Brain goes on to examine the place that science plays in determining our modern understanding of being and our place in the universe. It is informed by Husserl’s Crisis text, Martin Heidegger’s understanding of the mathematical core of modern science, and Hans Jonas’ understanding of the phenomenon of life. Finally, Language and Meaning explores both the origins and being of language, looking at the work of Humberto Maturana and Gerda Verden-Zöller, Iain McGilchrist, Henri Bortoft, and Martin Heidegger.