Barry Smith on Descartes and Consciousness, BBC Radio 4

Thursday 23 April 2015

What does it mean to be?

Professor Barry C Smith, director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP), and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes), has been unpicking the question, ‘What does it mean to be me?’ for one of the programmes in the BBC Radio 4 series, A history of ideas. In Descartes and Consciousness, he examines, with the help of his neuroscientist colleague, Professor Chris Frith, what provides us with the unique access to our inner lives that sustains our sense of self.

Listen to 'What does it mean to be me'

Listen to 'Descartes and consciousness'