The editors of the Brains blog, together with the Departments of Philosophy at Florida State University and the University of Houston, are pleased to announce that the second annual Minds Online conference will be held during the month of September, 2016.
The conference will extend over several weeks, divided into sessions that are each organized around some common theme. Each paper will be accompanied by a short audio or audiovisual introduction, two to three written commentaries, and a reply by the author. There will then be opportunity for open discussion between readers and authors.
The online conference has many advantages over the traditional conference — including increased exposure for presenters, higher quality papers, higher quality commenters, a more manageable pace during the comment period, less expense, and less travel-related frustration. For more details, see our discussion piece “The Future of Online Conferences in Philosophy.”
The organizers especially encourage the submission of papers on the following topics:
philosophy of mind (broadly construed)
epistemology (as it relates to philosophy of mind)
philosophy of action
philosophy of cognitive science
Special consideration will be given to papers that engage with research in experimental disciplines such as psychology and neuroscience.
Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:
limit to approximately 3,500-7,500 words
prepare for anonymous review
describe with several keywords
accompany with an abstract of about 500 words
submit as .doc, .pdf, or .rtf (If a paper is accepted, the author must reformat the paper into .doc format in order for it to be included in the program. Authors should plan accordingly.)
Submission deadline: February 15, 2016
Submission decisions: early April
To submit your work, please visit http://philosophyofbrains.com/minds-online-submissions.
Please contact mindsonlineconference@gmail.
We look forward to your submissions, and hope you will participate in the event!