This workshop on sensory experience brings together some of the best current research on the experience of what’s not there, from both philosophers and scientists. Although different in some ways, hallucinations, dreams, imagination, and virtual reality — all being experiences of what’s not there —overlap and intersect in interesting and important ways. By bringing together a diverse group of top researchers we hope to foster new and unconventional insights into these problem areas.
The Network for Sensory Research is an international philosophy-led group of institutions conducting interdisciplinary research on perception. Our aim is to build a theoretical model of the senses that matches the complexity of sensory phenomena, as revealed by recent scientific work.
Organized by the Philosophy Course Union, UNESCO World Philosophy Day will be marked with a lecture by Alva Noë of UC Berkeley, who specializes in perception, consciousness, and theories of art.
Join assistant professor of philosophy at Barnard College John Morrison for a group talk on perception, philosophy of mind, object recognition, and more.