Event Date: 3 October 2016
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
The Aristotelian Society presents:
Professor Tim Crane (Cambridge) – The Unity of Unconsciousness
As the first talk for the 2016/17 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, this year’s Presidential Address marks the official inauguration of Professor Tim Crane (University of Cambridge) as the 109th President of the Aristotelian Society. The Society’s President is elected on the basis of lifelong, exemplary work in philosophy. Please visit our Council page for further information regarding the Society’s past presidents.
The 109th Presidential Address will be chaired by Professor Susan James (Birkbeck) – 108th President of the Aristotelian Society.
Tim Crane is Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. Before coming to Cambridge in 2009 he taught at UCL for twenty years and founded the Institute of Philosophy in the University of London in 2005. He is the philosophy editor of the TLS and general editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Crane is the author of a number of books, including The Mechanical Mind (1995, 3rd edition 2016), Elements of Mind (2001), The Objects of Thought (2013) and Aspects of Psychologism (2014). He has defended a conception of the mind which rejects both scientistic reductionism and the idea that philosophy of mind should be insulated from science, and he has argued that intentionality — the mind’s direction on its objects, or its representational power — is the essential feature of the mind.