Experimental Philosophy Meets Developmental Psychology

Of all the many topics explored by experimental philosophers, the one that has received perhaps the most attention in the meta-philosophical literature is the issue of demographic effects. Work on this topic asks whether people’s intuitions about philosophical questions differ across demographic variables such as culture, gender and age. As many of you will …

The Autonomy of Psychology and Beyond

In The Multiple Realization Book we articulate an account of multiple realization that is based on the idea that the “job description” for multiple realization is to be incompatible with brain-based theories of the mind and therefore to strongly favor functionalist and other realization-based theories. Multiple realization is supposed to …

The Multiple Realization Book: Précis

First, we’d like to thank John Schwenkler for giving us the opportunity to talk about The Multiple Realization Book (OUP 2016) on Brains. For about twenty years we’ve each been trying to understand the phenomenon of multiple realization and its importance in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. In …

CFP: What Is a Computer?

Call for Papers for Minds & Machines’ special issue on What is a computer? GUEST EDITOR István S. N. Berkeley, Ph.D. Philosophy, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette INTRODUCTION Computers have become almost ubiquitous. We find them at our places of work, and even on our persons, in the form …

CFP: Beliefs and Subdoxastic Attitudes

Centre for Philosophical Psychology and European Network for Sensory Research Workshop on beliefs and subdoxastic attitudes, May 31, 2017 Call for papers Confirmed speakers: Lisa Bortolotti (Birmingham) Anna Ichino (Antwerp) L. A. Paul (UNC) Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside) There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted. Length: 3000 …

CFP: Visual Science of Art Conference

5th Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) in Berlin, Germany, 25–27 August 2017 Venue: Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Luisenstrasse 56, Berlin https://www.vsac2017.org/ The Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) focuses on connecting the communities of visual scientists and artists in order to deepen our understanding of aesthetic phenomena. …

CFP: Minds, Brains, and Consciousness

Proposals are welcome for the Third International Conference on Philosophy of Mind, which will be held at University of Minho, Braga (Portugal), on October 11-12, 2017. The main theme of the Conference is “Minds, Brains and Consciousness”. Graduate students, junior researchers and senior scholars are welcome to submit their work. Keynote speakers: Prof. Andy …

CFA: Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality

The deadline for applications to the 2017 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality is coming Sunday, March 12, 2017.

The Summer Institute takes place on June 6 – 14, 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and brings together young scholars for an interdisciplinary dialogue on human decision making. This year’s Summer Institute is directed by Gerd Gigerenzer and Ralph Hertwig. Participation will be free, accommodation provided, and travel expenses partly reimbursed.

Apply here: bit.ly/SI2017_apply and see the website at bit.ly/SI2017_info.

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Symposium on Alex Madva’s “A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism”

It’s my pleasure to introduce our third Ergo symposium, featuring Alex Madva’s “A Plea for Anti-Anti-Individualism: How Oversimple Psychology Misleads Social Policy” with commentaries by Saray Ayala-Lopez (California State University, Sacramento), Sally Haslanger (MIT), and Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield). I’d like to thank each of the participants for their great …

Final CFP: ESPP 2017

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP) University of Hertfordshire, 14th-17th August 2017. The deadline for submission of SYMPOSIA, PAPERS and POSTERS is 15th March, 2017. Online submission:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=espp2017 Keynote Speakers: •       Susan …

Reminder: Submissions for #MindsOnline2017 are due on March 15!

The third annual Minds Online Conference will be held at the Brains blog during the month of September 2017. The conference will feature keynote presentations by Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University) and Bertram Gawronski (University of Texas at Austin).

Submissions of 3,500 to 7,500 words, prepared for anonymous review, are due by March 15. For more details, see the Call for Papers.

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CFA: Psychological and Structural Explanations of Injustice

CFA—BIAS IN CONTEXT #4: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND STRUCTURAL EXPLANATIONS OF INJUSTICE University of Utah, Salt Lake City October 12 – 13 2017 ***DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS, May 15*** Conference Website: http://biasincontext4.weebly.com/ THEME: What is the relationship between psychological and structural explanations of persistent social injustice? This conference—the final in a series of …