PPPP Conference

Our Purpose and Procedure in Philosophy of Perception project (funded by New Directions in the Study of the Mind) is hosting its capstone conference on July 11-12, 2017. The conference will feature papers addressing the aims of our project.

To register, please send an email to spinperception@gmail.com. Attendance is free, and affordable accommodation is available on site. We aim to make our conference fully accessible; please do specify any arrangements you require when registering.

Venue: Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds

July 11th

9.00-9.30: registration


Maja Spener (Birmingham), “Experiential Pluralism and Mental Kinds”

Commentator: Dan Cavedon-Taylor (Southampton)

11.30-12.45: lunch


Joshua Gert (William and Mary), “Neo-pragmatism and Philosophy of Perception”

Commentator: Laura Gow (Cambridge)

2.45-3.00: break


Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield), “Merleau-Ponty’s Theory of Perception—Methodology”

Commentator: Dave Ward (Edinburgh)

7.00: conference dinner

July 12th


Anil Gomes (Oxford), “Perception and Autonomy”

Commentator: Rachael Wiseman (Durham)

11.30-12.45: lunch


Bill Fish (Massey), “Perceptual Paradigms”

Commentator: Zoe Drayson (UC Davis)

2.45-3.00: tea/coffee break


Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon), “Introspecting Perceptual Consciousness”

Commentator: Roberta Locatelli (Tübingen)

Abstracts for the conference talks are available here.