New Waves in ​Relationalism

May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
University of Wisconsin, Madison

8417 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building
1180 Observatory Dr
Madison 53706
United States


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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A growingly influential approach in the study of the mind is Relationalism, the view that particulars in the surrounding environment are constituents of ordinary conscious perceptions. Relationalism promises to vindicate our intuitive conception of perception's phenomenal character, to account for its epistemic and semantic role and even to help close the explanatory gap about consciousness. The New Waves in Relationalism conference brings relationalists of different generations together with their critics. It is an occasion for reflecting on the current status of the view, exploring its new directions, and connecting it to other disciplines. Among the topics to be explored are the relationship between external items and phenomenal character, the status of disjunctivism, the possibility of tensions between relationalism and cognitive science, and the motivations for relationalism.

Confirmed invited participants: Louise Anthony (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Rami el Ali (Lebanese American University), Jacob Beck (York University), Ori Beck (Ben Gurion University), John Bengson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), John Campbell (University of California at Berkeley), Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami), Zoe Drayson (University of California, Davis), Peter Epstein (Brandeis University), Craig French  (University of Nottingham), Anil Gupta (University of Pittsburgh), Christopher Hill (Brown University), Farid Masrour (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Lisa Miracchi (University of Pennsylvania), Nico Orlandi (University of California, Santa Cruz), Adam Pautz (Brown University), Ian Phillips (Johns hopkins University), Thomas Raleigh (United Arab Emirates University), Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University), Umrao Sethi (Brandeis University), Lawrence Shapiro (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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May 16, 2020, 9:00am CST

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