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Durham University

Department of Philosophy

The Metaphysics of Consciousness Workshop

Date: March 26, 2015

Location & Venue: Durham University Institute for Advanced Study Seminar Room


This workshop will explore the problem of consciousness. In light of the recent debate on powers ontology, the ontological status of properties will be examined. For example, are properties dispositional or categorical? What is the ontology of conscious experience? Furthermore, some of the implications of neuroimaging for the nature of consciousness will be discussed.

Speakers and Titles include:

*John Heil, Washington University in Saint Louis: The Mystery of the Mystery of Consciousness

*Eric Olson, University of Sheffield: The Zombies Among Us

*Alex Carruth, Durham University: Neutral Monism and Powerful Qualities

*Henry Taylor, Durham University:Dispositional or Categorical? The ontology of conscious experiences

*Mihretu Guta, Durham University: Consciousness and Neuroimaging


For registration inquiries please email Mihretu Guta (

Workshop places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.