Riccardo Manzotti on the Spread Mind and Modern Physics (#64)

About the Guest:

Riccardo Manzotti has a PhD in Robotics and degrees in The Philosophy of Mind and Computer Science. He teaches Psychology of Perception at IULM University, Milan (Italy), and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at MIT. He has specialized in AI, artificial vision, perception, and, most of all, the issue of consciousness. After working in the field of artificial vision, he focused his research on the nature of phenomenal experience, how it emerges from physical processes and how it is related to objected perceived. His book The Spread Mind has just been published.

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. Riccardo’s theory of objects.
  2. The ‘physical’ properties of consciousness
  3. How the theory of relativity helps to describe Riccardo’s notion of the “spread mind”
  4. Multiple realities and how they relate to individual cognition
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