MBB Symposium 2018 Public Keynote Lecture: Wolfgang Prinz (Leipzig)
Consciousness and subjectivity are considered enigmatic and somewhat elusive phenomena. This raises the question what counts as an appropriate explanation for them – one that satisfies our explanatory needs. I argue that we need foundational rather than correlational explanations. To illustrate what this means, I outline a theoretical framework that raises three major claims. (1) Consciousness relies on implicit self-representation; (2) Self-representation builds on social mirroring, i.e. modeling self on others; (3) Social kinds like self-representations are no less real and efficacious than natural kinds are.
The lecture is part of the MindBrainBody Symposium 2018: Link to website
All are welcome!