Reflexivity: A Cross-Cultural Workshop
Sir Roland Wilson Building, Room, SRWB 2.202
Australian National University
- New York University
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Reflexivity: A Cross-Cultural Workshop aims to initiate a cross-cultural dialogue between leading philosophers of mind working in Eastern and Western philosophical traditions.
The focus of the workshop will be the reflexivity of consciousness. A central question in contemporary philosophy of mind concerns what marks a mental state as conscious. One answer is that it must satisfy the transitivity principle; i.e. if a state is conscious the subject of the state must be conscious of it. Some argue that this principle can only be satisfied if the mental state is reflexive; i.e. if it is, in some sense, self-aware. Others reject this view. Whether mental states are reflexive is a question that not only engages contemporary philosophers of mind but is also the focus of heated dispute amongst Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophers. Buddhist approaches to this issue have recently become the focus of productive cross-cultural research, not only in humanities but also in the cognitive sciences. This workshop will draw together leading philosophers in the cross-cultural philosophy of mind and will engage this emerging field of research
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July 1, 2016, 5:00am +10:00
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