John Sutton is Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is currently head of the same department, having previously also been head of the Macquarie Philosophy department. He is author of Philosophy and Memory Traces:Descartes to Connectionism (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and co-editor of Descartes’ Natural Philosophy and the Sage journal and Palgrave Macmillan book series Memory Studies. Sutton and I discuss a range of topics, including the occult in literature, Descartes, shared memories, the extended mind hypothesis, identity, skills in sports, and what the role of a philosopher should be in an interdisciplinary setting. There were some audio issues in this episode, in particular some unfortunate rumbling coming from my microphone. I hope this won’t distract from the talk. I should also mention that I thought for a long time I had to label this episode with [explicit lyrics], but Sutton rightly pointed out to me that he did actually say “you folk are wrong”, not quite the same phrase I thought I heard.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|