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Welcome to ’Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015’ the 21st annual international, interdisciplinary conference on the fundamental questions connected with conscious experience.

Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the study of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology. Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasized. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world. The University of Helsinki is proud to host TSC 2015 in the Great Hall of its neoclassical main building located in the downtown area.

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Wednesday, June 10 • 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Physicalism and Materialism

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10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM 

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Molyneux Question and Sensory Fields
Tony Cheng, Philosophy, University College London, Taipei, TAIWAN

Chalmers versus existential phenomenology on experience and reality
Jonathan Knowles, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Kolsås, NORWAY

The Search for the Location of Consciousness: Can Structural Realism Provide the Answer?
Kristjan Loorits, Theoretical philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND

The myth of reductive materialism: a critique of Jaegwon Kim
Christoffer Skogholt, Faculty of Theology, Faith- and worldview studies, Uppsala, SWEDEN

Arrangements
Gill Richard, Retired, Cheltenham, UNITED KINGDOM


Chair
JA

Jens Allwood

University of Gothenburg

Presenters
TC

Tony Cheng

University College London
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Richard Davies Gill

The boss, Arrangements
I am a physical scientist with an interest in the philosophy of consciousness. I have tried to understand to what extent a scienctific approach can tell us about this. I have come up with the idea that a version of monism, based on the concept of an arrangement, can give a satisfactory account of the nature of consciousness and our minds. This can form the basis of emergentism and address the problem of mental causality.
JK

Jonathan Knowles

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
KL

Kristjan Loorits

University of Helsinki
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Christoffer Skogholt

Faith- and worldview studies
Master's student in faith- and worldview studies at Uppsala University.



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XVI

Attendees (13)