My first philosophy job, in 1973, was at the University of Reading, where I lectured on the philosophy of social science in the Department of Sociology. After four years I left to join the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University in Sydney. In 1979-80 I held a one-year post at in the Philosophy Department at Birkbeck College in London and then lectured for the next decade in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge. In 1990 I joined the Department of Philosophy at King's College London as Professor of Philosophy of Science. From the beginning of 2015 I started spending the second half of each academic year at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
I was President of the British Society for Philosophy of Science for 1993-5, President of the Mind Association for 2009-10, and President of the Aristotelian Society for 2013-14.
August 23rd, 2020 | 52 mins 28 secs
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In this episode, I talk with David Papineau about his rejection of the Hard Problem of Consciousness, how dualism infects thinking about theory of mind, and how materialism is the best account of why we have experiences.