The Pain Project

NOTE.  The Pain Project has been succeeded by the Value of Suffering Project with Bain and Brady again as PIs and Corns as postdoc.

See here for the VOS project's website

For what we got up to on the Pain Project, now finished, read on (note:  the following will no longer be updated):  

The Pain Project was an international, interdisciplinary research project, which ran January 2012 until 30 June 2013, focusing on relations among pain,
perception, and emotion, as well as pain in non-human animals.  The Principal Investigators were David Bain and Michael Brady, and the postdoctoral fellow, Jennifer Corns, all based in the Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.

Located in Glasgow, Paris, and Oslo, the Pain Project's broader project team comprised philosophers of mind and cognitive science, ethicists, neuroscientists, and veterinary scientists (see below).

Involving four workshops and a final conference, the project's outputs included numerous journal articles, a monograph, a collection edited by Bain, Brady, and Corns, and a special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology, edited by Bain and Brady.

The project operated under the aegis of the Pain and the Nature of Minds programme, run by the University of Notre Dame and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.  It was also associated with Glasgow's Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience

See here for project themes.

Past Events

The Pain Conference was the culmination of the Pain Project's four workshops.