[Related Events] The 31st Tokyo Colloquium of Cognitive Philosophy (TCCP)Finished
18:15-19:45, Monday, November 21, 2011
Room 710, 7th Floor, Building 14, University of Tokyo, Komaba
Department of History and Philosophy of Science will hold the 31st Tokyo Colloquium of Cognitive Philosophy. Everyone is welcome.
Title: "Reductio ad absurdum of Naturalistic-representational Reduction of Phenomenal Consciousness"
Speaker: Patrick Grueneberg (Technical University Berlin)
Abstract: A major line in theories of consciousness makes use of representational architecture and naturalistic reduction to neural processes. This combination inevitably leads to contradictions and absurd consequences. In my talk, I would like to present such a reductio. Additionally and aside from this critical perspective, the further implications derived from the absurd consequences of such theories are quite instructive regarding some special methodological features of consciousness.