Sabrina Coninx will livestream “The notorious neurophilosophy of pain: A family resemblance approach to idiosyncrasy and generalizability” on April 22

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar “The notorious neurophilosophy of pain: A family resemblance approach to idiosyncrasy and generalizability” will be delivered by Sabrina Coninx on Friday the 22nd. See below for details about the free talk and how to join.

The notorious neurophilosophy of pain: A family resemblance approach to idiosyncrasy and generalizability

Sabrina Coninx (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

22 April 2022

h14-16 Greenwhich Mean Time / 16-18 CEST (check your local time here)

Join the meeting via Webex (the link will be activated 10 mins before the talk)

Abstract. Pain continues to be one of the most controversial subjects in neurophilosophy. One focus of current debates is the apparent absence of an ideal brain-based biomarker that could function as a coherent and distinct indicator for pain. One prominent reaction to this in the philosophical literature is scientific pain eliminativism. In this article, I argue for a non-eliminative alternative that builds on family resemblances and provides a useful heuristic in the tradeoff between the idiosyncrasy of the neural processes corresponding to different pain cases and the demand for generalizability in pain research.

You can preview the paper here.

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