TSC 2010

PLENARY  9   Theories of Consciousness  


A metaphysics for panpsychism


Galen Strawson taught philosophy at the University of Oxford for twenty years before moving to Reading University in 2001. He has held visiting positions at the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University (1993), NYU (1997), Rutgers University (2000) and MIT (2010). Between 2004 and 2007 he was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Freedom and Belief (OUP, 1986, 2nd  edition 2010), The Secret Connexion: Realism, Causation and David Hume (OUP, 1989), Mental Reality (MIT Press, 1994, 2nd  edition 2010), Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics (OUP, 2009), and the principal author of Consciousness and its Place in Nature (Imprint Academic, 2006). A selection of his philosophical papers, Real Materialism and Other Essays, was published in 2008 (OUP).  He is currently working on three books: on Locke on personal identity, on Hume on personal identity, and on the way we experience our lives in time.