Metaphysics of Consciousness Seminar (Monday - Week 1, HT21)
Panpsychism is the view that consciousness is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of the physical world. Robust value realism is the view that there are irreducible facts about value. Perhaps the biggest challenge for the robust value realist is how to account for our knowledge of irreducible value facts. In responding to this challenge, robust value realists tend to shy away from postulating a quasi-perceptual awareness relation between people are value facts. I will argue that, on the assumption of robust value realism, we in fact have strong evidence that there is a such a relation. I will go to argue that panpsychists can better accommodate this kind of relation than non-panpsychists.
This is a visiting speaker seminar that will be hosted online via Zoom. All of those wishing to attend should email one of the convenors below in order to register attendance. This can also be done via the event website.