Upcoming Events

to Oct 17


Against a priori Arguments for Dualism
Eric Hiddleston
Wayne State University 

How to Know That You Are Not a Zombie
Brentyn Ramm
The Australian National University

Less than Conscious: The Dehumanizing Impact of Interdependent Definitions of Self and Consciousness
Michelle Marvin
University of Notre Dame 

Dualistic Idealism: No Supervenience of Consciousness on the Physical, but No Influence of Consciousness on the Physical Either
Christian D. Schade
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 

Garden-path Processing and Consciousness
David Pereplyotchik
Kent State University 

Consciousness, Neuroimaging and Personhood: Current and Future Neuroethical Challenges
James Beauregard and Macksood Aftab
River University and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 

Consciousness Noise
Bradley Seebach and Eric Kraemer
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 

Parts of Consciousness
Cameron Bosinski
University at Buffalo 

The Re-enchantment of Consciousness: A Qualitative Inquiry into Scientific or Mechanistic Aspect of Consciousness
Rajakishore Nath
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Physicalism and the Privacy of Conscious Experiences
Miklos Marton and Janos Tozser
ELTE University Budapest, University of Kaposvar 

The Insignificance of Empty Higher-Order States
Daniel Shargel
Lawrence Technological University 

The Epoche and the The Intentional Stance
David Haack
The New School for Social Research 

The Interiority of Experience: A Reflection on Searle’s Theorization of Intentionality
Ranjan Kumar Panda
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Consciousness and Cognitive Individuation
Philip Woodward
Valparaiso University 

Future of Conscious Therapeutics in Alzheimer’s Disease
Farhan Ahmad
The University of Texas at San Antonio 

Julian Jaynes’ Search for Consciousness in his Unpublished History of Comparative Psychology
Scott Greer
University of Prince Edward Island 

Consciousness, Situationism and Responsibility: Can We Be Morally Responsible If We Are Unconscious of Situational Factors that Cause Our Actions? 
Marcela Herdova
Florida State University 

From Pre-reflective Consciousness to Explicit Thematic Awareness: Feminist Standpoint Epistemologies, Existential-Phenomenology, and Becoming Aware of Systems of Oppression
Zachary Purdue
University of South Florida

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Neurotherapeutics and Psychosurgery

How to Avoid Hyping up "Cognitive Enhancement"
Alexandre Erler
University of Montreal

Reply by Kate Mehuron, Eastern Michigan University

What is Enhancement? Some Context and Concerns
Catherine Gee
University of Waterloo

Reply by Don Jones, University of Central Florida

Moral Obligation and Possessing Reasons in Genetic Enhancement
Sruthi Rothenfluch
University of Portland

Does the Human Right to Health Entail a Right to Biomedical Enhancement?
Martin Gunderson
Macalester College

Enactive Perception and the Ethics of Human Enhancement
Don Jones
University of Central Florida

Luck Egalitarianism and Enhancements
Rhonda Martens
University of Manitoba

Reply by Simon Cushing, University of Michigan-Flint

The Complexity of Suicide: Review of Recent Neuroscientific Evidence
Erica Ching
University of Toronto

Reversibility and Deep Brain Stimulation
Jennifer Mundale
University of Central Florida

Our Many Minds
James Blackmon
San Francisco State University

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The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

Unrecognizably Human: Empathic Perception and Augmented Others in Recent Science Fiction Film
Shannon Foskett
University of Chicago 

Being, Technologically Human
Meghan Roehll
University at Buffalo, SUNY 

Black Mirror's "The Entire History of You:" Memory As A Recording Device
Mark Huston
Schoolcraft College

Electric Existentialism: The Sisyphean Subject in Greg Egan's Permutation City
Brandon Fenton
York University 

Science Fiction Embedded in Neuroethics: Mindlessness and Nihilism
Howard Ducharme
University of Akron 

The Quality of Life: The Implications of Augmented Personhood and Machine Intelligence in Science Fiction
Damien Williams
Independent Scholar

The Informational Substance of Human Reality: Cognitive Growth, Healing, Communication, Radical Transformation
Susan Castro
Wichita State University 

Experiencing Universal Interconnection through Science Fiction Minds
Peter Buzby
Penn State University 

Dual-Process, Two-Minds, and Science Fiction
Joshua Mugg
York University

Blockchain Thinkers and Smart Contracts to Take over the World? 
Melanie Swan
Kingston University London 

Mary Shelley’s Uncanny Consciousness: Frankenstein as a Thought Experiment for the 21st Century
James Tierney
Oakland University 

Biology in/as Rhetoric in Octavia E. Butler's Science Fiction: A New Paradigm for Epistemology
Meghan K. Riley
University of Waterloo

Evolution and Neuroethics in the Hyperion Cantos
Brendan Shea
Rochester Community and Technical College 

Identity, Ethics, and Complex Decision Making in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 
Ellen Moll
Michigan State University

Moral Enhancements: What Does Science Fiction Teach Us about Moral Improvements? 
Jason Howard, David Bauer, and Jeffery Nyseth
Viterbo University

Apes with a Moral Code? Exploring the Boundaries of Moral Responsibility in The Planet of the Apes
Paul Carron
Baylor University

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Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Identity and Causality: Foucault’s Subject and Kant’s Third Antinomy
Rebecca Valeriano-Flores
DePaul University

Reply: Cody Hatfield-Myers

Dissolving the "Other Person" Problem
Charles Dalrymple-Fraser
University of Toronto

Reply: Thomas Mann, UM-Flint

Incommensurability and Partial Reference
Daniel Flavin
Hope College

Reply: Andy Slabchuck

What a Cow is for
Kinley Gillette
University of Pittsburgh

Reply: Ben Van Slyke

Seemingly Alive: Full-brain Death is Death
Andrew Rydlund
University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

Reply: Johnathon Bold

Embedded Cognition: An Argument for a Synthetic Approach to Consciousness
Matthew Williams
Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa

Reply: Charles Dalrymple-Fraser

The Philanthropy Machine
Abigail Dehart
Grand Valley State University

Reply: Stephen Osika

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