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Philosophy Program
RSSS, ANU
Workshop: Themes from Ned Block

Wednesday 6 - Thursday 7 August, 2003


Program

All sessions will take place in the National Europe Centre, 1 Liversidge Street.

Some background readings by Professor Block are suggested below, with links where these are available. Click here to go to his web page.


Wednesday 6 August
8.30 - 11.00am Coffee available in the Coombs Building Tea Room
11.30am - 1.00pm Daniel Stoljar
Diaphanousness Blocked

The text on which Daniel Stoljar's talk will be based is available, in PDF and Rich Text Format (see especially section 4).
Background reading Mental Paint.
1.00 - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 - 3.30pm Discussion Session
Max Black's Objection to Mind-Body Identity

Introduced by Ned Block
The text on which Max Black's talk will be based is available in PDF and Rich Text Format.
3.30 - 4.00pm Tea/Coffee
4.00 - 6.000pm Questions for Ned Block
Please send suggestions for questions to Martin Davies.
Email: martin.davies@anu.edu.au
Thursday 7 August
8.30 - 11.00am Coffee available in the Coombs Building Tea Room
11.30am - 1.00pm Tim Bayne
Pulling Access Consciousness Apart

The text on which Tim Bayne's talk will be based is available, as Powerpoint, in PDF and html (no formatting in html version).
Background reading Paradox and Cross Purposes in Recent Work on Consciousness. Cognition vol.79 (2001), pp.197-219.
On a Confusion About a Function of Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences vol.18 (1995), pp.227-47.
1.00 - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 - 3.30pm Discussion session on Reductionism
Introduced by Frank Jackson
The PowerPoint presentation on which Frank Jackson's introduction will be based is available here, and in PDF here.
Background reading Anti-reductionism Slaps Back. Philosophical Perspectives vol.11 (1997), pp.107-32.
Do Causal Powers Drain Away?
3.30 - 4.00pm Tea/Coffee
4.00 - 6.00pm Ned Block
Other Minds and Vagueness


!!All Welcome!!