Centre for Cognitive Science (COGS)

Workshop on Emergence 2: Natural Minds

Centre for Cognitive Science (COGS), University of Sussex
Thursday 18th May 2023, 1.00 – 6.00 pm
Arts A108
Hybrid event
Registration: link below

Workshop on Emergence IINatural Minds 

This workshop is a follow up from last year’s meeting on emergence, this time with a focus on consciousness. (For details and a recording of the previous meeting, see https://www.sussex.ac.uk/cogs/seminars/emergence) 

Of the plurality of available concepts and measures of emergence, which, if any, can be applied to the existence and description of minded beings in the world? 

To encourage discussion over presentation, the workshop follows a similar format to previously, with two panel discussions followed by an open Q&A session. 

This will be a hybrid event, with one in-person and one online panel. Participants can attend either way, but numbers of in-person attendees are limited.

The workshop is open to everyone. There is no charge for attendance, but places are limited. Please register here: https://universityofsussex.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9_0f7jbyQAeeav3MD4quFg 


Lunch & Introductions


Panel 1

(1pm-2.45pm) (Chair: Anil Seth) 

  • Lionel Barnett
  • Adam Barrett
  • Carolyn Dicey Jennings
  • Ines Hipolito
  • Michael Silberstein
Panel 2

(3pm-4:45pm) (Chair: Keith Frankish) 

  • Aaron Sloman
  • Jessica Flack
  • Jessica Wilson 
  • Luiz Pessoa 
  • Fernando e Rosas 

(5-6pm) (Chair: Simon Bowes)


(7pm onwards) Earth & Stars, Brighton (let the organizer know if you would like to attend). 

The event is hosted by the University of Sussex Centre for Cognitive Science (COGS) 


Workshop organiser/further details: 

Simon Bowes – S.C.Bowes@sussex.ac.uk