Friday April 6, 2018

Plenary 11 -   2:00 pm  - 4:10 pm

(PL11) Idealism, Panpsychism and Pan-Protopsychism        

Deepak Chopra, Chopra Foundation, UCSD    

Hedda Hassel Morch, New York University

Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona


Hedda Hassel Mørch

NYU, Post Doc, Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness

University of Oslo




Hedda Mørch is a philosopher and post-doc at The Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University, and the University of Oslo (currently at NYU for two years). Her research focuses on panpsychism, neutral monism and liberal conceptions of physicalism (according to which the physical sciences reveal the structure, but not the full nature, of the physical). She is interested in how such views can respond to problems in philosophy of mind (such as the hard problem of consciousness and the problem of mental causation) and metaphysics more generally, especially the metaphysics of causation.

Her post-doc project focuses on Giulio Tononi’s Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness.

She is a regular visitor at The Center for Sleep and Consciousness at the University of Madison-Wisconsin.