Workshop Structuralism 2019  

International Workshop “Structuralism in Consciousness Studies”

8–10 July 2019

Holger Lyre
Sascha Benjamin Fink
RTG 2386 “Extrospection. External Access to Higher Cognitive Processes”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Luisenstraße 56, Room 144 (ground floor)
10117 Berlin, Germany

Conference objectives
According to a classical understanding, phenomenal properties are intrinsic and qualitative. As a consequence, these properties escape a scientific third person perspective which seems limited to quantitative and relational (or “structural”) properties. This view, however, has recently come under attack. Picking up on this discussion, the conference will discuss the prospects of structural models of consciousness. These models allow for a third person, extrospective view on consciousness which is unaffected by the limitations and intricacies of first person introspection.
    The conference will bring together researchers from philosophy, cognitive science and neuroscience to explore the prospects and limitations of structural methods and models in consciousness studies. A particular emphasis lies on structural accounts of phenomenality such as quality spaces or structural realism about qualities as well as a structural understanding of the underlying neural vehicles.

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Mon 8 July
14:00-15:15  Lyre
15:30-16:45  Isaac
17:15-18:30  Papineau

Tue 9 July
10:00-11:15  Fink
11:45-13:00  Filevich

14:30-15:45  Raffman
16:00-17:15  Rosenthal
17:45-19:00  Decock

Wed 10 July
09:30-10:45  Pauen
11:00-12:15  Engel
12:30-13:45  Haynes

List of speakers

International speakers

Prof. David Papineau
Department of Philosophy
King's College London

Prof. Alastair Isaac
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
University of Edinburgh

Prof. David Rosenthal
Graduate Center
City University of New York

Prof. Diana Raffman
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto

Prof. Lieven Decock
Department of Philosophy
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Prof. Andreas Engel
Institut für Neurophysiologie und Pathophysiologie
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

RTG 2386 speakers

Prof. John-Dylan Haynes
HU Berlin

Prof. Michael Pauen
HU Berlin

Prof. Elisa Filevich
HU Berlin

Prof. Holger Lyre
U Magdeburg

Prof. Sascha Benjamin Fink
U Magdeburg

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