Workshop Structuralism 2019  

International Workshop “Structuralism in Consciousness Studies”

Research Training Group (RTG) 2386 “Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes”

8–10 July 2019 in Berlin

“Structuralism in Consciousness Studies”

  • Exploring the structural, relational and non-intrinsical nature of qualia
  • Models of consciousness from third person perspective
  • Quality spaces, representational and neural structures of phenomenality

Holger Lyre and Sascha Benjamin Fink, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
in cooperation with RTG 2386 “Extrospection. External Access to Higher Cognitive Processes” and Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Conference poster
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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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Preliminary schedule (titles for talks will follow)

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  Kaltwasser
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

Invited 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
Institute for Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

RTG 2386 speakers

Prof. John-Dylan Haynes
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Prof. Michael Pauen
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dr. Laura Kaltwasser
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Holger Lyre
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Prof. Sascha Benjamin Fink
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Invited discussants

Prof. Tobias Schlicht
Universität Bochum

Prof. Timo Torsten Schmidt
Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Markus Werning
Universität Bochum

This page last updated on: 03 June 2019