CFP: Themes in Transformative Experience

Themes in Transformative Experience: metaphysics, aesthetics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind Pre conference of the 2017 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association Seattle, WA April 11th, 2017 The Seattle Westin Transformative experience connects to a wide range of philosophical topics. An experience can be epistemically transformative by teaching …

Applications are open for the 2017 Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy

Calling all curious neuroscientists and philosophers! Collaborate in the summer seminars for neuroscience and philosophy, a three year program sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and Duke University. Our goal is to advance knowledge at the intersection of these fields. Together we can apply cutting-edge scientific research to the big questions on …

Is the mind just an accident of the universe?

[This post by Godehard Brüntrup and Ludwig Jaskolla, co-editors of Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2016), originally appeared at the OUPblog, and is reposted here with their generous permission.] The traditional view puts forward the idea that the vast majority of what there is in the universe is mindless. Panpsychism however claims that …

Metaphysics of Science vs. Metaphysics for Science: Scientific and Philosophical Frameworks

Part I of the book clears space for later work and supplies a key theoretical platform. To get us started, I briefly sketch the outlines of the scientific views to highlight how they differ from philosophical accounts of reduction /emergence; and to broach a diagnosis of how the dislocation between …

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