CFP: Attention and Consciousness

Submission deadline: March 4, 2013

Conference date(s):
June 13, 2013 - June 14, 2013

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Conference Venue:

Durham University
Durham, United Kingdom

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We invite submissions from graduate students/post-doctoral researchers for papers to be presented at a workshop aimed at bringing together research from across discipline boundaries.

Abstracts for submission for either workshop should be no more than 750 words (exc. Bibliography), prepared for blind review. Please include a separate cover page including name, address, contact information, current institution, publications, and current position. Abstracts should be suited for a presentation of no longer than 25 minutes. Abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word, PDF or similar. Please e-mail submissions to [email protected]. We hope to have at least three slots per workshop for graduate speakers.

Deadline for submissions: 4th March 2013.

Applicants will be notified of whether their papers have been accepted or not by the end of March.

Some funding for graduate speakers to help cover travel and accommodation costs may be available (with thanks to the Analysis Trust). All accepted speakers will be considered for funding.

Speakers: Ned Block (NYU), Bob Kentridge (Durham), Catherine Tallon-Baudry (UPMC), James Stazicker (Reading).

Whilst consciousness has seemed to many to be so utterly baffling that it was best left to philosophers to address, attention has until recently been studied almost exclusively by the empirical sciences and (with a few exceptions) has not really been addressed by philosophers. Now this is changing, and an interesting and fruitful dialogue has recently opened up between philosophers and empirical scientists.

All of these researchers are turning their efforts toward understanding consciousness and attention together, rather than attempting to tackle them separately. It is this interdisciplinary dialogue that this conference hopes to contribute to.

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