Hong Kong Philosophy Cafe


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Topic: "Brain from Mind or Mind from Brain?"*


Introduced by: Celia Claase


Moderated by: Steve Palmquist


Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019


Time: 7:30pm to 9:45pm


(Important note: The introduction to the discussion will start as soon as possible after 7:30pm; the Fringe Club now closes its doors at 10pm sharp.)


Location: "Colette's Room B", Fringe Club, 2/F, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central.

The philosophy is free - you pay only for the food and drinks you order. Purchasing food and drinks is optional, but please, do not consume food or drinks purchased elsewhere during the meeting! On this note, the management of the Fringe Club has asked us to remind all who attend of the following: "The Fringe Club is a non-profit organisation and a ch arity which promotes arts and culture.  Its operation is self supporting through income from F&B, venue hiring, membership, programmes and sponsorship. Philo Cafe is privileged to enjoy the free use of the meeting room. Please return the goodwill and support by buying drinks." 




*C elia restates the question she will pose, and explains what to expect from her proposed answer, as follows:


Is there a fundamental attribute that could unify subjective information mediums, like the mind and space-time with objective information like bodies, rocks and planets? A hypothesis that may provide a possible solution to this question will be proposed. How this idea may contribute to changing our current view on 1) general ly accep ted scientific theories with regards to the function of the brain (derived from MRI imaging); 2) psychological findings (Behaviorism); and 3) philosophical ideas (Monism, Dualism and Subjective Idealism) with regards to the mind-body problem, will be discussed.




The Fringe Branch of the Hong Kong Philosophy Cafe was established in October of 2000 with the goal of holding regularly scheduled discussions (in English) on serious, mainstream philosophical topics. Meetings begin with a designated participant introducing a particular approach to dealing with the announced topic. After others have a chance to ask questions and/or give feedback to the introducer, a substantial block of time is devoted to small group discussions, with participants being encouraged to migrate between groups at will. Ideas raised during small group discussions are then shared in a concluding plenary session.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to suggest a topic and/or to introduce a future meeting. For up-to-date information on this and other HKPC branches, or to discuss this meeting's topic online, after it occurs, visit the HKPC's Facebook page at: http://on.fb.me/a2evI9

Organizer: Steve Palmquist (stevepq@hkbu.edu.hk or 34117289)
Adviser: Paul Stables (paulstables@tutorialfield.com.hk)


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