International Conference on Philosophy of Consciousness (ICPC 2024)

February 18, 2024 - February 22, 2024
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Velenjak, Daneshjoo Blvd., Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Facaulty of Public Health

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This event is available both online and in-person


  • Cognitive Science and Technologies Council, Tehran


New York University
Central European University
Yale University
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Università degli Studi di Messina
St. Olaf College
University of Notre Dame


Sharif University Of Technology
Iranian Institute of Philosophy
Laboratory for Theoretical Studies, Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University

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This conference aims to gather senior and junior researchers in the general field of consciousness, broadly speaking, from traditionalist and classic views, to most recent prospects on the problem of consciousness, and from classic solutions to the problem of consciousness to quantum mechanics and neuroscience prospectives on consciousness to present the result of their latest researches. We also invite short papers on social, evolutionary, and historical accounts of consciousness. We hope that this symposium-like conference will gather Iranian and international scholars who are engaging in the field of philosophy of mind and consciousness from different scientific and philosophical standpoints in order to discuss their recent researches and outcomes with each other towards reaching some new horizons in the study of one of our significant features which is consciousness.


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In Tehran Time Zone

The opening day (Online) – 18th February 2024


Introduction Session

       A Case of Secondary Clinical Lycanthropy in Huntington’s Disease (Pre-recorded)


 Prof. Natasha Sigala University of Sussex

          16:30- 17:30

Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics

Prof. Barry Loewer Rutgers University



        The Primacy of Integrative Dualism

Prof. Charles Taliaferro St. Olaf College




    Humans consist of two parts – body and soul


Prof. Richard Swinburne University of Oxford



In Tehran Time Zone:

The closing day (Online) – 22nd February 2024

        What is left of the Zombie Hypothesis?

Prof. Tim Crane Central European University




        The Ontology of Consciousness

Prof. Peter Van Inwagen University of Notre Dame

 16:30- 17:30




Attributions of Consciousness and the Body

Prof. Joshua Knobe Yale University



    Artificial Intelligence and the Biology of Consciousness

Prof. Ned Block New York University





                    Closing Ceremony & Awarding the “Mind: Science and Philosophy” Competition Winners

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February 17, 2024, 9:00am IRST

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