Russellian Monism: Time for the Details

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Russellian monism is an exciting new theory of consciousness, which promises to avoid both the problems of dualism and the problems of physicalism. Russellian Monism: Time for the Details will explore and evaluate various forms of Russellian monism.

There will be seven themed sessions, each consisting either of short talks or responses to a pre-circulated paper followed by discussion. Rather than speakers giving long defences of their own views, the focus will be on getting ideas out for discussion.

Varieties of Russellian monism

Russellian Monism and Idealism
Susan Schneider and David Chalmers

Panpsychism versus Panprotopsychism
Jakub Mihalik, Barbara Montero and Sam Coleman

Emergence versus Reduction
Adam Pautz and Luke Roelofs

Yujin Nagasawa and Philip Goff

Problems and challenges

The Combination Problem
Angela Mendelovici and David Bourget

Mental Causation and the Causal Exclusion Problem
Hedda Hassel Mørch, Torin Alter, Robert Howell

The Structural Mismatch Problem
Tom McClelland and Luke Roelofs

The conference is  funded with a grant from the Templeton funded project 'New Directions in the Philosophy of Mind.'

More information:

  • Philip Goff explaining the essence of Russellian monism here
  • Visit the Facebook page of the conference here

Participation is free of charge, but registration is needed at: