Recent Seminars and Lectures
AHRC Conference: The New Ontology of the Mental Causation Debate
Arranged in association with AHRC, The Mind Association and Analysis. Topic: Ontology of Mental Causation. Speakers: Tim Crane, John Heil, Barry Loewer, Paul Noordhof, Tim O'Connor, David Papineau, David Robb, Sydney Shoemaker, Peter Simons It has been suggested that the mental causation debate is ‘up against a dead end’ (Kim 1993), and even that a solution to the problem is forever beyond our reach (McGinn 1994). The purpose of this conference is to present and discuss the latest research output of scholars attempting to re-assess the problem of mental causation in light of recent advances in metaphysics. A particular focus is on new accounts of powers, properties and causation, and of categories and levels of being. Programme Monday 14th September 14:30-16:00 Prof. John Heil, Causation and Mental Properties 16:30-18:00 Prof. David Robb, Tropes, Types, and Mental Causation Tuesday 15th September 09:00-10:30 Prof. Tim Crane, Mental Substances and their Powers 11:00-12:30 Prof. Peter Simons, Causation by Continuants: Loyal Opposition 13:30-15:00 Prof. David Papineau, Variable Realization and Causal Laws 15:30-17:00 Prof. Sydney Shoemaker, Physical Realization without Preemption Wednesday 16th September 09:00-10:30 Prof. Paul Noordhof, Mental Causation: Ontology and Patterns of Variation 11:00-12:30 Prof. Tim O’Connor, Nonreductive Physicalism or Emergent Dualism? The Argument from Mental Causation 13:30-15:00 Prof. Barry Loewer, Enough of Mental Causation? Already?
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