Friday, May 16, 2008

"Hallucination on Crete," Universities of Glasgow and Crete, September 11-14, 2008.

Sponsored by Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, University of Glasgow and Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete. Description: The traditional problem of hallucination in the philosophy of perception and epistemology has always attracted attention. However, over the last few years, neuroimaging techniques and scientific findings on the nature of delusion, together with the upsurge of interest in new theories of perception in philosophy, such as representationalism and disjunctivism, have brought the topic of hallucination to the forefront of philosophical thinking. The importance of the phenomenon of hallucination is such that it deserves extensive treatment; it has a direct impact on a wide range of issues in the philosophy of perception and epistemology, including:
  • the question of whether we directly see the world
  • the nature of perception and perceptual experience more generally
  • the nature of our knowledge of our own mental states
  • the nature of our knowledge of the external world
  • questions about what we can learn about the mind, and the nature of hallucination, from empirical results in psychology and brain science.

The conference will bring together philosophers and psychologists to debate and discuss these topics.

Invited Speakers:

Call for Papers:

We invite papers by philosophers and psychologists and cognate disciplines, accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, on the topic of hallucination. Papers should be suitable for presentation in no more than 45 minutes. Papers should be original and unpublished and authors should be willing to submit their papers for consideration for inclusion in an edited volume arising from the conference. The papers will be chosen by the organizers on the basis of an abstracts of between 500 - 1000 words.

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