Eric Schwitzgebel: Metaphysics of Mind, Issues of Introspection, Ethics of Ethicists, Aliens & AI

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Eric Schwitzgebel is Professor of Philosophy at University of California at Riverside. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford and his PhD in Philosophy from U.C. Berkeley. He blogs at The Splintered Mind and is the author of Perplexities of Consciousness (2011) and A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures (2019). He has published dozens of articles on the issue of introspection, moral psychology, the nature of belief and other attitudes; the epistemology of philosophy; ancient Chinese philosophy; philosophical issues in moral, developmental, and perceptual psychology; the metaphysics of consciousness; and the relationship between philosophy and science fiction.

EPISODE LINKS:
- Eric's Website: http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz/
- Eric's Blog: http://schwitzsplinters.blogspot.com/
- Eric's Books: https://www.amazon.com/Eric-Schwitzgebel/e/B004FR351K%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
- Eric's Publications: https://philpeople.org/profiles/eric-schwitzgebel

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TIMESTAMPS:
(0:00) - Introduction
(0:40) - Mind-Body Problem
(9:00) - Universal craziness thesis
(17:00) - Issues with theories of consciousness
(29:00) - What is consciousness and the self?
(36:25) - Issues of introspection and beliefs
(52:11) - Other minds
(1:00:08) - Philosophy of science fiction
(1:06:47) - Ethics of ethicists
(1:14:22) - Philosophy of philosophers
(1:23:32) - Universal dubiety thesis
(1:30:27) - Artificial intelligence
(1:35:42) - Copernican principle of consciousness & alien species
(1:41:40) - Belief in God, atheism, agnosticism
(1:45:09) - Free will & compatibilism
(1:48:40) - Eric's author recommendations
(1:56:43) - Skepticism of philosophical expertise
(2:00:29) - Conclusion