Metaphysics of Consciousness Seminar
This page is for those attending the Oxford Metaphysics of Consciousness Seminar, which will be hosted online during Hilary Term (2021). Meetings will take place on Monday afternoons via Zoom (UK standard time). The link for each meeting will be sent ahead of time to registered participants. Please be aware: the timings for the meetings will vary from week to week, so please take a note of the schedule.
Here is the main website for the event: https://sites.google.com/view/metaphysics-of-consciousness/ Any questions contact either myself or my colleague Umut Baysan.
Trinity Term 2021
Week 1: Monday 26th April, 2pm: David Papineau (King's College London): “The metaphysical incoherence of representationalism”
Week 2: Monday 3rd May, 3pm: Jessica Wilson (University of Toronto): "The two-dimensionalist argument for materialism"
Week 3: Monday 10th May, 3pm: Benj Hellie (University of Toronto) "Consciousness does not have a metaphysics"
Week 4: Monday 17th May, 2pm: Katalin Farkas (Central European University): "Phenomenal intentionality and phenomenal functionalism"
Week 5: Monday 24th May, 2pm: Michelle Montague (University of Texas at Austin): “Rethinking the attitudes”
Week 6: Monday 31st May, 2pm: Alex Moran (University of Oxford): "On why grounding physicalists need contingent grounding laws"
[Please see my "Upcoming talks" page for an abstract[
Week 7: Monday June 7th, 2pm: Brian Cutter (University of Notre Dame): "The value of consciousness: an axiological argument against reductive materialism."
Week 8: Monday June 14th, 2pm: Ned Block (New York University): "How science can show that perception is non-conceptual and non-propositional.”
Hilary Term 2021
Week 1: Monday 18th January, 3pm: Philip Goff (Durham University) "Panpsychism and Robust Value Realism".
Week 2: Monday 25th January, 2pm: Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers University) "Naturalistic Dualism and the Problem of the Physical Correlate".
Week 3: Monday 1st February 2pm: Angela Mendelovici (University of Western Ontario): "Radical Internalism"
Week 4: 8th February, 2pm Ralf Bader (Université de Fribourg): Grounding, Reduction and Consciousness"
Week 5: 15th February, 2pm: Barbara Montero (City University of New York): "Gooydbye Supervenience"
Week 6: 22nd February, 2pm: Tim Crane (Central European University of Vienna) "The Zombie Hypothesis as a Sceptical Hypothesis:
Week 7: 1st March 3pm: Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna College): The Significance of Non-Empirical Questions"
Week 8: 8th March 3pm: Adam Pautz (Brown University): The Significance Arguent for the Irreducibility of Consciousness"
Week 9: 15th March 3pm: Mark Johnston (Princeton University) "Are Qualia Mental Properties?"