The Center for Consciousness Science is sponsoring the symposium on the “Conscious Persons Project” to be held at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, July 20-21, 2023.
The meeting is organized around the following foundational topics and target questions:
- Neural correlates of unconsciousness, consciousness, and persons
- Neuroscientific theories and philosophy of mind
- AI and fundamental theories of consciousness
- What are the neural correlates of unconsciousness, consciousness, and persons?
- To what extent does philosophy help neuroscience?
- How exactly do philosophical theories contribute to scientific theories of consciousness?
- How broad is consciousness in the material world?
- If consciousness is not in all things, then what conditions must be satisfied for its emergence?
The plenary speakers of the meeting are:
- Rocco J. Gennaro, PhD, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Indiana. He is widely known for his work in philosophy of mind, consciousness, metaphysics, and neuroethics.
- Richard Brown, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at CUNY Graduate Center in New York, NY. Professor Brown is a renowned expert in philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science.
Additional speakers include:
- Mostyn Jones (Manchester University, Fort Wayne, IN)
- Kevin Corcoran (Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI)
- Matthew Owen (Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA)
- Mihretu Guta (Addis Ababa University & Biola University, La Miranda, CA)
- Uncheol Lee (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
- Anthony Hudetz (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
- Eric LaRock (Oakland University, Rochester, MI)
The meeting is organized by Eric LaRock, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Oakland University, Affiliate Faculty Member of the Center for Consciousness Science.