THE PHENOMENAL AND THE PHYSICAL

Friday, March 5, 12pm-1:30pm (EST)

What is the role of conscious observers in basic physics? How does the physical world impact phenomenal experience? And how do our experiences affect our behaviour in the real world? In this session, a phenomenologist, a quantum physicist/neuroscientist, and a forensic psychologist discuss these issues at the interface between physics, philosophy, and psychology. Each speaker will provide their own take on the topic and a moderated discussion will follow. There will be an open Q&A period at the end.

Join the Zoom webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87385496937?pwd=cUlWZFVIa1lEVUNBdlJVelg5c201Zz09

Passcode: 712671

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DAVID SUAREZ

Philosopher

David is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He specializes in post-Kantian phenomenology and German idealism, as well as philosophy of mind.

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CHRISTOPH SIMON

Physicist/Neuroscientist

Christoph is an Associate Physics at the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. He studies quantum information processing and the role of quantum effects in the brain.

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RASMUS ROSENBERG LARSEN

Forensic Psychologist/Philosopher

Rasmus is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Forensic Science at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. His main research interests cover issues in mental health research, moral psychology, and biomedical ontology, and he is currently studying psychopathy and the validity of psychological constructs.