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The Hard Problem of Consciousness

Start: Friday, March 15, 2024 6:00 pm
End: Friday, March 15, 2024 8:30 pm
Location: Veranstaltungsraum, Haus des Engagements, Rehlingstraße 9, 79100 Freiburg (Map, Coordinates: 47.98953, 7.83979)
Host(s): Céline, Nawid
Type of event: discussion, presentation
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Update 16.03

The slides are on Google Docs or you can download them as a PDF: Consciousness.pdf.

Word cloud responses to the initial survey “What is consciousness?”:

“What is consciousness?” word cloud



What will we do?

A problem that fascinated generations of people. As scientific research evolves this remains one of the few unanswered questions. We want to give a brief overview of the stances that science and philosophy have on this elaborate topic and dive into discussions of all the remaining possibilities and opinions.


You are worried you have nothing to contribute? No worries! Everyone is welcome!

There always is a mix of German and English speakers and we configure the discussion rounds so that everyone feels comfortable participating. The primary language is English.

This meetup will be hosted by Céline and Nawid.

There will be snacks and drinks.

We will go and get dinner after the meetup. Anyone who has time is welcome to join.

Location (Veranstaltungsraum, Haus des Engagements)

Please leave your bikes in the location marked in blue. The entrance is marked by a red cross.


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Abstract representation of the complexity of human thought

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