Friday, May 13, 2011

Metaphysics of Consciousness

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers:
**The Phenomenal Qualities Project**

Hosts a conference on -The Metaphysics and Ontology of Phenomenal Qualities-
At the University of Hertfordshire, UK, 16th-17th September 2011.

We invite high-quality submissions on the topic, broadly construed.

Suggested questions of interest for the conference:

Do phenomenal qualities exist as genuine properties in their own right?
What sort of properties are they—relational, intrinsic, categorical?
Can phenomenal qualities exist unperceived?
Are phenomenal qualities intrinsically representational/intentional?
What is the relationship between the phenomenal qualities we find in e.g. perception, bodily
sensation, emotions?
Can phenomenal qualities be functionally analysed to any extent?
Is there a coherent picture on which phenomenal qualities are physical properties?
Is panpsychism the solution to the difficulty of finding a home for phenomenal qualities in the
natural world?
Is there a problem about how phenomenal qualities might combine?
Are phenomenal qualities causally efficacious?
What is the relation between phenomenal qualities and the brain?

Please submit abstracts (or papers) to Sam Coleman (S.Coleman@herts.ac.uk)

Submission deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2011.

Confirmed speakers: David Rosenthal, Bence Nanay, Philip Goff.

The conference is part-funded by the Analysis Trust.

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The Phenomenal Qualities Project is funded by the AHRC
Visit the website at http://phenomenalqualities.wordpress.com/

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