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Pete Mandik
Works at William Paterson University
Attended Washington University, St. Louis
Lives in New York City
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I mean "literally" literally but "metaphorically" only metaphorically.
Introduction
Philosopher of mind, working primarily on the naturalization of consciousness. Interested also in the relevant sciences, mostly cognitive neuroscience, biological psychology, and drinking-beer-ology.
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Author of Key Terms in Philosophy of Mind (Continuum), co-author of Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Mind and Brain (Routledge), and co-editor of Philosophy and the Neurosciences: A Reader (Blackwell).
Education
  • Washington University, St. Louis
    Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, 1995 - 2000
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Philosophy, 1993 - 1995
  • College of DuPage, Illinois
    Philosophy, 1991 - 1993
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Philosophy Professor
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  • William Paterson University
    Professor of Philosophy, 2011 - present
  • William Paterson University
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2005 - 2011
  • William Paterson University
    Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2000 - 2005
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
    Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy, 1998 - 2000
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New York City
Previously
Weehawken, NJ - Maryland Heights, MO - University City, MO - Urbana, IL - Glendale Heights, IL - Northlake, IL - Pittsburgh, PA

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Metaphysical Daring as a Posthuman Survival Strategy
For those of you who have been holding off on getting your brains destructively uploaded, I have a couple of bits of good news. There's a new video and a paper draft available for my project, " Metaphysical Daring as a Posthuman Survival Strategy ," forthco...
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I have a lot of questions and I am not sure how to go about to get the answers I need. My teacher is a very busy teacher and when I take the online quiz, I do an average job of passing it but I still have wrong answers. In a regular class setting, most teachers would go over the answers that I got wrong, well in an online class setting I can only email the teacher and ask her to please explain the correct answer to my incorrect answers. Which I have but I am not sure she likes to do this.

My question to you is, could I ask you for an explanation? I do not know who else to ask and I really need to pass my midterm so I can keep my pell grant.
My email is Kumikiaratamangaka@gmail.com on this account
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My review of Intelligence Unbound by Blackford and Broderick
Out now at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: my review of Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds,  edited by Russell Blackford and Damien Roderick . Excerpt: This work collects contributions to the growing literature in what might be...
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Succinct New Video Overview of the SpaceTimeMind Podcast

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Interview of me on mind uploading
" Upload Your Mind and Live Forever " is an interview of me on mind uploading over at hopesandfears.com. Excerpt: Well, part of what I’m trying to say is that, like most metaphysical debates, this is going to be irresoluble by argumentation. There’s really ...
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Yes, "introdus" seemed process-preserving. Diaspora has this not-quite-humanlike developmental take where new citizens are created. But indeed they are not uploads, so my clarification wasn't needed.
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Video Trailer for the 2015 spring semester of the SpaceTimeMind podcast

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Physicist Sean Carroll, later today for SpaceTimeMind
 
Physicist Sean Carroll joins philosophers Richard Brown and Pete Mandik, co-hosts of the SpaceTimeMind podcast, for a discussion of time, matter, and the universe. Sean is author of the books From Eternity To Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (2010) and The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World (2012). For more information about Sean, visit his website preposterousuniverse.com. For more information about the SpaceTimeMind podcast and video series, visit us at spacetimemind.com. 
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Mon, November 3, 2014, 3:00 PM
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Metaphysical Daring as a Posthuman Survival Strategy
For those of you who have been holding off on getting your brains destructively uploaded, I have a couple of bits of good news. There's a new video and a paper draft available for my project, " Metaphysical Daring as a Posthuman Survival Strategy ," forthco...
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Dennett on Mandik on Dennett and Rosenthal
Out now is Content and Consciousness Revisited: With Replies by Daniel Dennett edited by Carlos Munoz-Suarez and Felipe De Brigard. My chapter in the book is " Conscious-state Anti-realism ." Dennett's reply to my chapter is on pp. 218-219, viewable below a...
Out now is Content and Consciousness Revisited: With Replies by Daniel Dennett edited by Carlos Munoz-Suarez and Felipe De Brigard. My chapter in the book is "Conscious-state Anti-realism." Dennett's reply to my chapter is on pp. 218-219, viewable below as well as at this link containing all of ...
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Kuato is the stomach guy from Total Recall; Mugatu is the villain Will Ferrell plays in Zoolander

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Interview of me on mind uploading
" Upload Your Mind and Live Forever " is an interview of me on mind uploading over at hopesandfears.com. Excerpt: Well, part of what I’m trying to say is that, like most metaphysical debates, this is going to be irresoluble by argumentation. There’s really ...
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Eric Linus Kaplan is an author (Does Santa Exist?), a TV writer (Big Bang Theory, Futurama), and an all-around philosophical dude (Buddhist monk, UC Berkeley philosophy doctoral student). Eric joins philosophy professors Richard Brown and Pete Mandik, co-hosts of the SpaceTimeMind podcast, for a discussion of knowledge, existence, and comedy. For more information about Eric Kaplan, check out his IMDB page (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0438235/) and his blog (http://ericlinuskaplan.wordpress.com). For more information about the SpaceTimeMind podcast and video series, visit us at http://spacetimemind.com.
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Mon, November 10, 2014, 9:00 PM
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