Toward a Science of Consciousness
Apr 9-14, 2012
David Rosenthal is Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Coordinator of the Graduate Center's Interdisciplinary Concentration in Cognitive Science, with a secondary appointment in the Program in Linguistics. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton. He has published extensively about consciousness, arguing for a higher-order-thought theory of consciousness and for a quality-space theory of mental qualities, which he argues often occur without the relevant qualitative states' being conscious. He is past president of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and has been Visiting Professor, Nihon University (Tokyo), McDonnell Visiting Lecturer and McDonnell-Pew Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, and Resident Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld.