Getting at Consciousness: Introspection & Metacognition - CANCELLED

Getting at Consciousness: Introspection & Metacognition - CANCELLED
27 March 2020, 9.30am - 6.00pm
Conference / Symposium
The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Getting at Consciousness: Introspection & Metacognition

Due to travel restrictions in place to tackle the spread of Coronavirus we are unable to run this even as planned in March.  We will be reshcduling for later in the year and will announce the new date as soon as it's confirmed. 

A one day workshop 


Philosophers have long talked about introspection as the means of knowing our own conscious mental states. Meanwhile, neuroscientists interested in our access to consciousness often talk about metacognition. What is the relation between introspection and metacognition? Are these overlapping or complementary phenomena, and how related are the philosophical and neuroscientific research programs? This workshop brings together philosophers and neuroscientists to explore the relationship between introspection and metacognition, and to identify the potential for interactions between philosophical and scientific approaches to these phenomena. Central issues for discussion will include:
  • How should we characterize introspection and metacognition?    
  • What is the relationship between them?     
  • Do they serve the same purpose in a science of mind/consciousness?        
  • Do they both provide reliable sources of data?  

Confirmed speakers

Lucie Charles (UCL)

Steve Flemming (UCL)

Matthias Michel (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Maja Spener - (Birmingham)  



Liz Irvine (Cardiff)

Ian Phillips (Johns Hopkins)

Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon & Institute of Philosophy, SAS) 

Christopher Frith (UCL and Institute of Philosophy, SAS)



Attendence is free of charge but prior registration is required. Please book using the link below. 


Institute of Philsophy
020 7664 4865