Return of the Hammer

Last week’s Churchlandpalooza was way cool. I met a bunch of new excellent people (AKA Brain Hammer readers) and hung out with a bunch of excellent old ones. Thanks, all of you who came up and said “hi”. Now it’s time to turn the talk into a journal article. Stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s my gianormous (10 mb) PowerPoint file, chock-full of more Swamp Marys, pre-frontal cortices, and conceptualized guava-tastings than you can shake a laser pointer at: Consciousness Without Subjectivity

Fig. 1. Proud Mary keeps on burnin’. And Blind Mary knows what it’s like to see red.

5 Responses to “Return of the Hammer”

  1. Hi Pete,

    Can’t d/l the presentation. Something wrong with the link?

  2. Pete Mandik says:

    Thanks, Tanasije. I’m looking into it.

  3. Pete Mandik says:

    Ok, I think I fixed it. If not, I have to go sacrifice another goat to the Elder Gods.

  4. Mark Tschaepe says:


    It had been ages since I looked at your blog, but I noticed that you had posted a little something about your Swamp Mary presentation, which I thoroughly enjoyed in Cincinnati. Great meeting with you and discussing Quine, mechanism explanations, etc. over at John and Marica’s. I will be at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY this fall and spring, and we will be putting together a conference on pragmatism and science. If you might be interested in that sort of thing, let me know.

  5. Pete Mandik says:

    Hi Mark,
    It was terrific meeting you, thanks for the note. I’d be interested in hearing more about the pragmatism and science conference. I’ll shoot you an email.