On 6-8 December 2018 the HPP co-organised the conference 'Dualism in the Twenty-First Century' at the Central European University, Budapest. The full schedule may be viewed here.
Event Outline: Mind-body dualism underwent a renaissance in the last part of the twentieth century. Several arguments challenged the capacity of physicalism to accommodate mental phenomena, especially conscious experience. Dualism was widely considered the leading alternative. Since then, sophisticated responses to arguments against physicalism have been developed, and nonphysicalist views other than dualism, including idealism and Russellian monism have received renewed interest. This conference will examine the prospects for dualism in the twenty-first century in light of the latest research, including the arguments for and against dualism; the relative merits of dualism, and other nonphysicalist positions in the metaphysics of mind; and the relationship between dualism and wider issues in philosophy.
Date: 6th December 2018 (3:30pm) – 8th December 2018 (evening)
Location: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Benedikt Paul Göcke
Hedda Hassel Mørch
Short Paper Speakers
Alin Christoph Cucu
This event is part of the project Science, Theology, and Humane Philosophy: Central and Eastern European Perspectives. It is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation; the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford; Pázmány Péter Catholic University; the Central European University; the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; the Ruhr University Bochum; the University of Lincoln, and the Humane Philosophy Project.
Maarten Van Doorn