Ethics of Consciousness

April 10, 2024 - April 11, 2024
Paris Center, Rice University

Rice Global Paris Center
Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004

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Rice University’s Global Center in Paris, France, will be holding a conference on the “ethics of consciousness” on 10-11 April 2024. There is no registration fee, but the physical space is limited to 35 people, so if you would like to attend, please email [email protected]. The program is this:

April 10: Applied issues in consciousness ethics

11-12:30 Kathinka Evers (Uppsala), “Normative perspectives on consciousness research”

2-3:30 Maxence Gaillard (Oslo), “Anticipating ethical issues in human brain organoid transplant”
3:30-5 Charlotte Gauvry (Bonn), “What if the isolated hemisphere after hemispheretomy is sentient? Two moral dilemmas”

April 11: Theoretical issues in consciousness ethics

9:30-11 Willem van der Deijl (Tilburg), “Sentientism about Moral Status and Welfare Subjectivity”
11-12:30 Julien Bugnon (Fribourg), “The Unifying Role of Consciousness for Welfare Subjectivity”

2-3:30 Ayush Srivastava (Indian Institute of Technology), “Are We Morally Responsible for Our Dreams?”
3:30-5 Eden Lin (Ohio State), “The Value of Conscious Experience”

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April 3, 2024, 11:00am CET

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