Structuralism in Consciousness Studies

July 8, 2019 - July 10, 2019
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-University, Berlin

Luisenstraße 56, Room 144 (ground floor)
10117 Berlin, Germany

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

Selected speakers:

VU University Amsterdam
Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg
University of Edinburgh
Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg
CUNY Graduate Center
Humboldt-University, Berlin
University of Toronto, Mississauga
CUNY Graduate Center


Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg
Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg

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“Structuralism in Consciousness Studies”

  • Exploring the structural, relational and non-intrinsical nature of qualia
  • Models of consciousness from third person perspective
  • Quality spaces, representational and neural structures of phenomenality

Holger Lyre and Sascha Benjamin Fink
in cooperation with RTG 2386 “Extrospection. External Access to Higher Cognitive Processes” and Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Luisenstraße 56, Room 144 (ground floor)
10117 Berlin, Germany

Conference objectives
According to a classical understanding, phenomenal properties are intrinsic and qualitative. As a consequence, these properties escape a scientific third person perspective which seems limited to quantitative and relational (or “structural”) properties. This view, however, has recently come under attack. Picking up on this discussion, the conference will discuss the prospects of structural models of consciousness. These models allow for a third person, extrospective view on consciousness which is unaffected by the limitations and intricacies of first person introspection.
    The conference will bring together researchers from philosophy, cognitive science and neuroscience to explore the prospects and limitations of structural methods and models in consciousness studies. A particular emphasis lies on structural accounts of phenomenality such as quality spaces or structural realism about qualities as well as a structural understanding of the underlying neural vehicles.

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Preliminary schedule (titles for talks will follow)

Mon 8 July
14:00 - 15:15  Lyre
15:30 - 16:45  Isaac
17:15 - 18:30  Papineau

Tue 9 July
10:00 - 11:15  Fink
11:45 - 13:00  Kaltwasser
14:30 - 15:45  Raffman
16:00 - 17:15  Rosenthal
17:45 - 19:00  Decock

Wed 10 July
09:30 - 10:45  Pauen
11:00 - 12:15  Engel
12:30 - 13:45  Haynes

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July 1, 2019, 5:00am CET

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