The Varieties of Experience Graduate Conference
7 & 8 July 2009, University of Glasgow
In recent years there has been renewed interest in the idea that we can talk legitimately about perceptual, or perception-like experiences, that don’t relate to any of the sensory modalities, traditionally conceived: moral experiences, aesthetic experiences and experiences of agency have all been touted as perceptual, or at least, perception-like. This renewed interest has been complemented by more general work on the nature of perceptual experience.
Under this heading, the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience at the University of Glasgow is holding a Graduate Conference on this subject, and we invite papers on the subject of the varieties of experience: possible topics include, but are not limited to, moral experiences and related themes in ethical intuitionism, aesthetic experiences, experiences of agency, synaesthesia and synaesthetic experiences, perceptual disorders such as blindsight, the individuation of the senses, perceptualist approaches to pain, the content and epistemological significance of moral and agentive experiences, as well as papers dealing with the nature of perceptual experience more generally.
Day 1 - 7th July
9.00 - 9.30 - Registration
9.30 - 10.30 - Marius Dumitru (Oxford) 'Perceptual and Cognitive Phenomenology'
10.30 - 10.45 - Coffee break
10.45 - 11.45 - Michael O'Sullivan (Kings College) 'The Speckled Hen & the Limits of the Visual'
11.45 - 12.45 - Louise Richardson (Warwick) 'Touch and Bodily Sensation
12.45 - 14.15 - Lunch
14.15 - 15.15 - Akiko Frischhut (Glasgow/Geneva) 'Everything Flows'
15.15 - 16.15 - James Dow (CUNY) 'Just Doing What I Do'
16.15 - 16.30 - Coffee break
16.30 - 18.00 - Keynote Speaker: Tim Bayne (Oxford) 'The Structure of Agentive Experience'
18.00 - Late - Conference Dinner at 'The Left Bank'
Day 2 - 8th July
10.00 - 11.00 - Michael Sollberger (Lausanne) 'Synaesthesia & the Relevance of Phenomenal Structures'
11.00 - 11.15 - Coffee break
11.15 - 12.15 - Oliver Rashbrook (Warwick) 'The Phenomenal Unity of Consciousness'
12.15 - 13.15 - Jonathan Farrell (ANU) 'Perceptual Experiences, Malkovich, and 'What It Is Like''
13.15 - 14.45 - Lunch
14.45 - 15.45 - Isik Sarihan (METU) 'Experiencing Darkness and Blackness'
15.45 - 16.45 - Will McNeill (UCL) 'Perception's Epistemic Role'
16.45 - 17.00 - Coffee break
17.00 - 18.30 - Keynote Speaker: Pekka Vayrynen (Leeds) 'Conditions on Moral Perception'
If you wish to attend this conference, please email either Robert Cowan (email@example.com) or Stuart Crutchfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register. Registration fee is £20, and the fee for the conference dinner is £15. Please indicate when registering whether you will be attending the conference dinner or not.
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