Philosophy of Mind in Budapest
There will be a conference and workshop in philosophy of mind at the Collegium Budapest and the Central European University March 29-31. Both lectures and workshops are open to interested people. The workshops will be discussion by the participants. If you are interested in attending the workshops as a discussant please contact Kati Balog. The workshops will consist of discussions of particular issues (see below) raised in papers presented at the conference and some other relevant papers that are posted on this website. Workshop participants are expected to read the relevant papers ahead of time. The workshops will be structured so that for the first 45 minutes the discussion will be limited to designated discussants familiar with the issues. (To keep the initial discussion manageable we limited the designated discussants. There is room for one or two more discussants on each of the sessions. If you would like to be (or not to be) a "designated discussant" for a particular session contact Kati.) After that the discussion will be open to everyone.
Unfortunately Jaegwon Kim had to cancel do to illness. The revised schedule is below.
March 29 (at the CEU in Gellner room)
David Papineau, King's College London
Chair: Howard Robinson
March 30 (All events at Collegium Budapest will be held at the Seminar Room)
--9:30-11:00 "Mental Demonstration"
Joe Levine, Ohio State University
Chair: Simone Mahrenholz
--11:30-13:00 "Physicalism and Causal Exclusion"
Carsten Hansen, University of Oslo
Chair: Juraj Hvorecky
Lunch 13:00 (there is limited space at the Collegium for lunch so please get in touch with Kati by March 23 if you would like to be included)
The workshops will start with a précis of the papers discussed. Following this, the designated discussants have a first opportunity to discuss the issues. The last half hour will be open to all participants who have read the discussion papers ahead of time.
Discussants for the Thursday workshop:
Kati Balog, Tim Crane, Axel Gelfert, Juraj Hvorecky, Joe Levine, Brian McLaughlin, Martine Nida-Rümelin, David Papineau, Howard Robinson, Maria Venieri, Zsófi Zvolenszky
Papers to be discussed:
Session I: 14:30-15:15 An Argument for dualism
Précis: Martine Nida-Rümelin
Session II: 15:30-17:00 The phenomenal concept strategy
Kati Balog, "Acquaintance and the Mind-Body Problem"
David Chalmers, "Phenomenal Concepts and the Explanatory Gap"
Joe Levine, "Phenomenal Properties and the Materialist Constraint"
Joe Levine, "Conscious Awareness and (Self-)Representation"
David Papineau, "Phenomenal and Perceptual Concepts"
Précis: Kati Balog and Joe Levine
--9:30-11:00 "Explanation and Identity"
Brian McLaughlin; Rutgers University
Chair: Resit Sahin Canbeyli
--11:30-13:00 "Is 'Non-conceptual Content' Content?"
Louise Antony; Ohio State University
Chair: Ferenc Huoránszki
Session I: 14:30-15:45 Non-conceptual Content
Stalnaker, "What non-conceptual content might be"
Tim Crane, "The Nonconceptual Content of Experience"
Chair: Barry Loewer
Discussants: Louise Antony, Kati Balog, Tim Crane, Kati Farkas, Carsten Hansen, Ferenc Huoránszki, Joe Levine, Barry Loewer, Simone Mahrenholz, Brian Mclaughlin, Nenad Miscevic, David Papineau
Session II: 16:00- 17:30 Type F monism
Daniel Stoljar, "Two Conceptions of the Physical"
Chalmers, "Consciousness and its Place in Nature"
Chair: Kati Balog
Discussants: Tim Crane, Kati Farkas, Carsten Hansen, Ferenc Huoránszki, Joe Levine, Barry Loewer, Brian Mclaughlin, Martine Nida-Rümelin, David Papineau, Howard Robinson