Garrett Mindt

Year of Enrollment: 
2015

I am currently a doctoral candidate at CEU in Budapest. I completed my MA at the University of Liverpool and my BA at the University of Arizona. My research is focused on the relationship between information and consciousness. Specifically, I am interested in whether it is at all possible to give an information-theoretic account of consciousness, and if such an account is possible, would it stand in a position to account for the hard problem of consciousness? Recently, this research has been focused on one particular neuroscientific theory of consciousness that attempts to do just this – Integrated Information Theory (IIT) of Consciousness. Through studying IIT, I hope to see what the benefits and shortfalls of this particular theory are, and see if this can give us clues for understanding consciousness as an information-theoretic phenomenon.

Qualification

2014 MA Philosophy, The University of Liverpool
2013 BA Philosophy, The University of Arizona

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