Center for the Explanation of Consciousness
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This 2014-2015 academic year, we will present a new series of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness Geballe Workshops, sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center. We are currently planning workshops on consciousness & literature, and the hard problem of consciousness. Speakers this year will include Michael Gazzaniga, Joshua Landy, Suzanne Guerlac, Hakwan Lau and John Bickle.

We will also be holding a Dretske-fest in Spring 2015. Details soon.

About Us

The CEC is a research initiative at CSLI which is devoted to studying explanations of consciousness. The CEC hosts talks and symposia from a variety of viewpoints exploring the nature of conscious experience. We also sponsor reading groups during the term, led by faculty and graduate students.




SHC Geballe Workshops: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness
With co-sponsorship from: Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Thursday, Jan 22nd, 5 PM
Barwise Room, Cordura Hall
John Bickle
Philosophy, Mississippi State
"Molecules, Mechanisms, and (Aspects of) P-Consciousness"

Friday, Feb 13th, 12 Noon
Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall
Michael Gazzaniga
"Tales from Both Sides of the Brain"

Tuesday, Feb 24th, 5:00 PM
Barwise Room, Cordura Hall
Hakwan Lau
Psychology, UCLA
"An Epistemological Argument for a Higher-Order Theory of Conscious Perception"

Thursday, March 12th, 5:00 PM
Barwise Room, Cordura Hall
Wayne Wu
CNBC, Carnegie Mellon
Title TBA


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