Revisionism about Qualia: Prospects for a Reconciliation Between Physicalism and Qualia


On January 30th I’ll be presenting joint work with Aaron Sloman (“Revisionism about Qualia: Prospects for a Reconciliation Between Physicalism and Qualia”) at a conference in Antwerp on Dan Dennett’s work in philosophy of mind (sponsored by the Centre for Philosophical Psychology and European Network for Sensory Research).  Both Aaron and Dan will be in attendance.  I don’t have an abstract of our talk, but it will be based on a slimmed-down version of our 2016 paper (with some additions, hopefully taking into account some recent development’s in Dan’s position on qualia).

The official deadline for registration has passed, but if you are interested in attending perhaps Bence Nanay, the organiser, can still accommodate you?  Below please find the list of speakers and original calls for registration and papers.

Centre for Philosophical Psychology and European Network for Sensory Research

Call for registration 

Conference with Daniel Dennett on his work in philosophy of mind. January 30, 2018. 


  • Daniel Dennett (Tufts)
  • Elliot Carter (Toronto)
  • Ron Chrisley and Aaron Sloman (Sussex)
  • Krzysztof Dolega (Bochum)
  • Markus Eronen (Leuven)
  • Csaba Pleh (CEU)
  • Anna Strasser (Berlin)

This conference accompanies Dennett’s deliverance of the 7th Annual Marc Jannerod Lecture (the attendance of this public lecture is free). 

Registration (for the conference, not the public lecture): 100 Euros (including conference dinner – negotiable if you dont want conference dinner). Send an email to Nicolas Alzetta ( to register. Please register by December 21. 

Workshop with Daniel Dennett, January 30, 2018

Call for papers!

Daniel Dennett will give the Seventh Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture (on empirically grounded philosophy of mind) in January 2018. To accompany this lecture, the University of Antwerp organizes a workshop on  Dennett’s philosophy of mind on January 30, 2018, where he will be present.

There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted.

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

Deadline: October 15, 2017. Papers should be sent to

2 thoughts on “Revisionism about Qualia: Prospects for a Reconciliation Between Physicalism and Qualia

  1. Here’s some related info:

    Centre for Philosophical Psychology and European Network for Sensory

    The 7th Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture

    When: January 30, 4-6pm
    Where: Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13b, Antwerp
    Who: Daniel Dennett (Tufts)
    What: Facing up to the hard question of consciousness

    Abstract: Chalmers introduced the Hard Problem of consciousness in 1995,
    but in 1991, I drew attention to what I called the Hard Question of
    consciousness: “And then what happens?” (1991). I pointed out that most
    theorists of consciousness ignore or postpone indefinitely the task of
    answering it. They devote their efforts to describing the neural causes of
    consciousness (often called the “NCC” for Neural Correlate of Consciousness)
    but then refrain from asking what the typical effects of consciousness are,
    and why. There are good reasons for this awkward gap in scientific work on
    consciousness, but we must overcome the difficulties and answer the
    questions if we are to have any hope of a well-confirmed scientific theory
    of consciousness.

    The previous Marc Jeannerod Lectures were given by Pierre Jacob (2012),
    Tyler Burge (2013), Catherine Wilson (2014), Ned Block (2015), Stephen Stich
    (2016) and L. A. Paul (2017)

    Attendance free and no registration required (registration is required for
    the all-day workshop on Dennett¹s work in the philosophy of mind on the same

  2. Also, here’s the schedule
    9:30-10:15 Csaba Pleh (CEU)
    10:15-11:00 Krzysztof Dolega (Bochum)
    11:00-11:30 Coffee
    11:30-12:15 Ron Chrisley & Aaron Sloman (Sussex)
    12:15-13:00 Markus Eronen (Leuven)
    13:00-14:00 Lunch
    14:00-14:45 Anna Strasser (Berlin)
    14:45-15:30 Elliot Carter (Toronto)
    15:30-16:00 Coffee
    16:00-18:00 Daniel Dennett (Tufts)

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