November 5-7, 2014
University College Dublin
This conference seeks to explore the nature and character of conscious thinking from a philosophical and phenomenological perspective. While consciousness studies have been mainly focused on sensations, perceptions and emotions, cognition has received less attention with respect to its conscious and experiential character. Within the broad domain of conscious thinking we find the experience of entertaining, considering, understanding, deliberating, doubting, intending, calculating, judging, etc., among others. This conference wants to shed light into the nature of these and other cognitive experiences through the discussion of some of their features: conscious and phenomenal character, linguistic dimension, temporality, embodiment, active/passive aspects, first-person access, or their relation to imagination, rationality and pathological cases of thought.