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.
Currently, he is full 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?
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?
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 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
The Spread Mind in Chinese!
Zihnin Ucu Bucagi
The Spread Mind in Turkish.
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.
22-29 Maggio 2023, Riccardo Manzotti, The Mind-Object Identity Hypothesis, Toward a Science of Consciousness 2023, Taormina.
10 Maggio, Riccardo Manzotti, Il neurone va al museo, Milano.
21-23 Aprile, Festival di Foligno
12-14 Aprile, Pavia, La IULM va a scuola …
3-6 Aprile, Toscana & Philosophy
23 Marzo, Riccardo Manzotti, Immagine in sé da Bergson alle neuroscienze, Palazzo nuovo, Torino
17 Marzo, Torino, Bergson …
27 Gennaio 2023, Riccardo Manzotti, La torsione autoritaria delle neuroscienze, Festival della cultura della libertà, Piacenza
23 Gennaio 2023, Milano
12 Dicembre, Nudge & Consciousness
18 Novembre, Riccardo Manzotti, Le neuroscienze mentono, Circolo filologico, Bookcity, Milano.
17 Novembre, Riccardo Manzotti, Le neuroscienze non sono innocenti: la torsione autoritaria della scienza, Bookcity, Milano.