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Deceptive Perception: Illusionists and our Quest for Causal Explanations

Philosopher and illusionist Tilman Andris will surprise you with his reasoning, his many practical examples and his astonishing demonstrations

Organisator Studium Generale
Datum

di 18 november 2014 20:00 tot 22:00

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
0317 48 28 28

Tilman Andris, philosopher and illusionist

Illusionists convince you that something is impossible, then (seemingly) perform exactly that impossibility. In order to do so, they play with your perception and cognition in many intricate ways. How do illusionists manipulate our judgements about cause and effect? What can magic illusions teach us about other forms of deception, such as fraudulent paranormal demonstrations? Is misdirecting the audience’s attention the basis of all magical illusions? These are just some of the questions that this presentation hopes to answer. Let philosopher and illusionist Tilman Andris surprise you with his reasoning, his many practical examples and his astonishing demonstrations.

Tilman Andris studied philosophy in Leiden and Oxford, specialising in theory of knowledge and philosophy of cognition. After graduation, he decided to become a professional magician. In 2010 his stage act was one of the highlights of the ‘Circus of Thoughts’ in Theatre Carré. In 2013 he gave a TEDx-presentation about trust as seen from the perspective of the deceiver.