New Waves in ​Relationalism

May 20, 2021 - May 23, 2021

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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: Dominic Alford-Duguid (University of Oxford), Rami el Ali (Lebanese American University), Louise Antony (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Jacob Beck (York University), Ori Beck (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), John Bengson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), John Campbell (University of California at Berkeley), Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami), Imogen Dickie (University of Toronto), Zoe Drayson (University of California, Davis), Peter Epstein (Brandeis University), Katalin Farkas (Central European University), Craig French  (University of Nottingham), Anil Gupta (University of Pittsburgh), Christopher Hill (Brown University), Heather Logue (University of Leeds), Farid Masrour (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Neil Mehta (Yale-NUS College), Lisa Miracchi (University of Pennsylvania), Nico Orlandi (University of California, Santa Cruz), Adam Pautz (Brown University), Ian Phillips (Johns hopkins University), Thomas Raleigh (University of Luxembourg), Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University), Umrao Sethi (Brandeis University), Lawrence Shapiro (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Matthew Soteriou (King's college London)

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May 19, 2021, 12:00am CST

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