Mar. 5: 12pm to 1:30pm
THE PHENOMENAL AND THE PHYSICAL
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 (David Suarez), a quantum physicist/neuroscientist (Christoph Simon), and a forensic psychologist (Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen) 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.
Feb. 12: 11am to 12:30pm
SENSING THE WORLD
How do the senses reveal the world to us? In this session, a Kantian philosopher (Arthur Ripstein), a philosopher of neuroscience (Mazviita Chirimuuta), a Master Sommelier (Jennifer Huether), and a DJ (Erick Muise) compare their perspectives on how we explore the world through our senses.
Feb. 12: 2:30pm to 4pm
How do computers generate knowledge? In this session, a philosopher of simulation (Chris Smeenk), a philosopher of artificial intelligence (Karina Vold), and a cognitive scientist (Brendan Jones) discuss the process by which computes assist us in knowledge acquisition.