Alex Byrne
Professor
Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alex Byrne is chair of the philosophy section. He did his graduate work at Princeton before arriving at MIT in 1994 via a postdoc at Caltech. His main interests are philosophy of mind (especially perception and consciousness), epistemology (especially self-knowledge), and metaphysics (especially color). He also dabbles in other areas, including philosophy of language, metaethics, and Wittgenstein.

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Mind Body Dualism

Are we just physical things? Or perhaps just mental things? Maybe both? In this video, Alex Byrne (MIT) explains a modern argument due to Saul Kripke for mind-body dualism.

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