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<div class=""><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold;" class="">Details of the next “Inner West Council Philosophy Talk"</span></div>
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<div class=""><span class="" style="font-size: 14px;"><font face="Calibri" class=""><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);" class="">Title: </span></font></span><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14px;" class="">“</span><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">Your
 Brain and You</span><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">“</span></div>
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<div class=""><span class="" style="font-size: 14px;"><font face="Calibri" class=""><b class="">Speaker</b>: Dr </font></span><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">Markos Valaris (UNSW)</span></div>
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<div class=""><span class=""><font face="Calibri" class=""><span class=""><font class=""><b style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);" class="">Abstract</b><span class=""><font color="#333333" style="font-size: 14px;" class="">:</font><span style="font-size: 14px;" class=""> </span></span></font></span></font></span> </div>
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<font class="" face="Calibri" style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" class="">When Descartes in his Meditations confronted the question “what am I?”, he famously answered “a thinking thing”, or a
 mind. He took this answer to be incompatible with the mind being a material thing at all. These days we are much more comfortable with taking our minds to be material, and essentially identifying them with our brains. This talk will examine both of these steps.
 Should we think of our </span><span style="letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" class="">minds as material? And, if so, should we think of them as exhaustively realised in our brains?</span></font></p>
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<font class=""><b class="" style="font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px;">Thursday, May 31<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" class="">
6:30pm - 8pm</b><br style="box-sizing: border-box;" class="">
<b class="" style="font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px;">Leichhardt Library</b><font color="#333333" class=""><span style="font-size: 14px;" class=""> (Piazza Level - Italian Forum, 23 Norton St, Leichhardt)</span></font><br style="box-sizing: border-box;" class="">
<font color="#333333" class=""><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided</span></font><br style="box-sizing: border-box;" class="">
<font color="#333333" class=""><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">Bookings online or call 9367 9266</span></font></font></p>
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<div class=""><font class="" face="Calibri" style="font-size: 14px;">Full details as well as registration for the event are available from this link: </font><a style="font-size: 14px;" href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/IKGlCjZrzqHkN8o4FWtmbs?domain=eventbrite.com.au" class="">https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speaker-series-your-brain-and-you-with-dr-markos-valaris-philosophy-talk-tickets-44176613440?aff=erelexpmlt</a></div>
<div class=""><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">If the event booking says that it is fully booked please still attend as many people who register do not show up on the night.</span></div>
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<div class=""><span class="" style="font-size: 14px;"><font face="Calibri" class=""><b class="">Upcoming talks:</b></font></span></div>
<div class=""><span style="font-size: 14px;" class=""><span class=""><font face="Calibri" class="">July 26, Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW) "</font></span><span class="" style="text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-AU" class="" style="line-height: 18.399999618530273px;">What
 is ‘recognition’ and why isn’t there enough of it?"</span></span></span></div>
<div class=""><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">Aug 9, Nicholas H. Smith (Macquarie), “Work in a Free Society”</span></div>
<div class=""><span style="font-size: 14px;" class="">August 23, Sarah Sorial (Wollongong), TBA</span></div>
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<div class=""><span class="" style="font-size: 14px;"><font face="Calibri" class="">Simon Lumsden</font></span></div>
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