Here is an overview of output produced by the project.
Consciousness has been one of the stumbling blocks for physicalist theories of the mind. Much effort has been dedicated to finding the physical basis of consciousness. But how does our knowledge of the mind connect with our knowledge of the brain? Physicalist theories have struggled to give satisfactory answers to this question. In this conference we took a different turn, by investigating non-physicalist approaches to the mind. We addressed questions such as: What ontological categories do conscious phenomena belong to? Does the consciousness of sensory experience differ from that involved in thought? How is it possible to investigate consciousness without assuming physicalism? We opened up the discussion by exploring alternatives to physicalism in the philosophical and scientific study of consciousness.
Suppose that immaterial things exist. Could they have causal powers? A spatial location? Could they think? In this conference we will investigate the condition of immateriality, and its relation to the self and cognition.
For more seminar slides, see our Speaker Deck page.
All project publications can also be found on PhilPapers.