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Center for the Explanation of Consciousness

The CEC is a research initiative at CSLI which is devoted to studying explanations of consciousness. The CEC hosts talks and symposia from a variety of viewpoints exploring the nature of conscious experience. We also sponsor reading groups during the term, led by faculty and graduate students.


Perry, John

John Perry is Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University, and co-director of the CEC at CSLI. His research interests include philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and pragmatics. He has authored several books, including most recently, Reference and Reflexivity.

Skokowski, Paul

Paul Skokowski is a Consulting Professor in Symbolic Systems and Philosophy at Stanford, and directs the CEC project at CSLI.  His research interests include philosophy of mind, cognitive science and philosophy of science.