SPAWN 2015

Special 10th Anniversary of SPAWN

July 29 – 31, 2015
Syracuse University

Like the original SPAWN workshop in 2005, the theme of SPAWN 2015 is Consciousness.

Following the distinctive SPAWN format, the papers for the main workshop sessions will all be by junior philosophers, who have earned their Ph.Ds since 2005. The commentators and panelists will be more senior philosophers, all of whom participated in the original SPAWN in 2005, either as junior main presenters or as senior commentators.

The SPAWN workshops are all “read-ahead”, and the nine papers for the main sessions will be posted on the password-protected Papers section of this website by mid to late June.

In addition to the main paper sessions, there will be two panel discussions – one looking backward at what has happened in the Consciousness literature, especially in the last 10 years, and the other looking forward at emerging issues likely to arise in the next 10 years and beyond.

In order to maintain the small workshop format, participation in SPAWN is by invitation only and not open to the public. If you are not an invited participant but would like to attend, please contact the 2015 SPAWN director, Prof. Robert Van Gulick at the email address below. Only a small number of outside participants can be added.

2015 SPAWN Academic Organizer: Robert Van Gulick <>
2015 SPAWN Logistics Coordinator: Steve Steward <>

This year’s conference is sponsored by the Alice Hooker ’34 Endowed Fund for Philosophy and The Central New York Humanities Corridor supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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