This article is part of the Agora series, a collaboration between the New Statesman and Aaron James Wendland. Wendland is Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College, London and a Senior Research Fellow at Massey College, Toronto. He tweets @aj_wendland.
In recent decades there’s been a tremendous growth in the amount of interdisciplinary and collaborative work on consciousness and action. However, in that work the following questions have been largely neglected: What it is to be awake? What is it that changes when you surface from sleep and dream? What does wakeful consciousness explain? At this conference, these questions will be addressed from the perspectives of science, philosophy, art, and the law. Researchers from these different disciplines will be discussing what it is to be awake, and considering how the study of sleep, dreams, and parasomnias can help further our understanding of wakeful consciousness.
*Day 1 – 14th June Bush House (NE) -1.01*
11.30 – Welcome / Introduction – Matthew Soteriou (King’s College London) & Tom Crowther (University of Warwick)
11.45 – 12.45 Joachim Aufderheide (King’s College London)
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch (served in -1.01)
13.30 – 14.30 Claire Hogg (University College London)
14.30 -15.30 James Stazicker (King’s College London)
15.30-16.00 – Tea/Coffee Break
16.00 –17.00 Antonio Zadra (Université de Montréal)
19.00 – Speakers’ Dinner (London Venue)
*Day 2 – 15th June Bush House (NE) -1.01*
13.30 – 14.30 Ivana Rosenzweig (King’s College London)
14.30 – 15.30 Alison Hand (The Art Academy, London)
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The Agoraseries is a collaboration between the New Statesman and Aaron James Wendland. Wendland is vision fellow in public philosophy at King’s College, London and a senior research fellow at Massey College, Toronto. He tweets @aj_wendland.