What and where is our consciousness?

Hidden in plain sight

"the consciousness of x is x"

Riccardo Manzotti is a philosopher, psychologist, and AI expert and the author of The Spread Mind: Why Consciousness and the World Are One. He is professor of theoretical philosophy at the IULM University (Milan). He has been Fulbright Visiting Scholar at MIT (Boston).

He is executive editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness, has published several books and many papers on the topic of consciousness, machine consciousness, perception, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, media, and philosophy of art.

His current research focuses on the issue of consciousness and the structure of reality: What is consciousness? Is there a separation between our experience of the world and the world? Does the present have a fixed time span? Can we design and build a conscious machine? What ethical questions do consciousness and technology raise in the 21st century?

BOOKS

Dialogues on Consciousness

Fifteen dialogues between Riccardo Manzotti and the celebrated English novelist Tim Parks about the nature of consciousness. We address the human key questions ever: How do we think? how do we perceive one another, and ourselves?

The Spread MIND

A book that proposes a solution to the hard problem of consciousness. By revisiting the nature of the physical world in terms of spatio-temporally relative objects, I explain how we can find our consciousness inside the physical world.

Consciousness and Object

A detailed and rigorous defense of the Spread Mind based on the most advanced theories from physics and neuroscience.

La mente allargata

Una nuova teoria della coscienza che risolve il cosiddetto "hard problem". La coscienza non è dentro il cervello, ma è tutt'uno con il mondo esterno che esiste relativamente al nostro corpo. Noi siamo fuori di testa!

the mind-object identity hypothesis

The physical world is made of relative objects whose existence is relative to other objects. Once the world is reconceived as a spatio-temporal network of relative objects, consciousness and subjectivity can be recast in the physical world.

Riccardo Manzotti presenta
«La mente allargata»

Riccardo Manzotti,
«A non-anthropocentric model of the mind»

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