Friday Sep 29, 2023

Paul Thagard: Consciousness, Unity, and Interplay | Sero Boost #36

Have you ever taken a moment to contemplate the enigma of consciousness? That mysterious and ever-present force that underpins every thought, emotion, and perception in our lives?

In this week's episode of "Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast," our host, Lu Ngo, embarks on an exploration of the intricate realms of consciousness. Joining her on this profound journey is Paul Thagard, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author renowned for his interdisciplinary contributions.

Paul's illustrious career has garnered him accolades such as the Molson and Killam Awards, celebrating his outstanding achievements in social sciences and humanities. In their discussion titled "Consciousness, Unity, and Interplay," Paul delves into the deep connection between consciousness and the very essence of our happiness.

Throughout the conversation, Lu and Paul illuminate the concept of unity—a powerful notion that reminds us that we are not solitary islands adrift in the vast sea of existence. Instead, we are threads intricately woven into the fabric of our cosmos. They explore how recognizing this interconnectedness can profoundly shape our perspective and influence our pursuit of happiness.

Whether you're a seasoned philosopher well-versed in these contemplations or just beginning to explore these profound ideas, this episode promises to offer invaluable insights, inspiration, and perhaps even moments of profound reflection that can elevate your understanding of consciousness and its role in our lives.

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