There is a lot of good news to share regarding new developments and upcoming events at the Brains blog.
First, it is my pleasure to introduce two new Contributing Editors:
- Aaron Henry (Toronto) will organize our symposia on papers in the philosophy of mind from Ergo: An Open-Access Journal of Philosophy, as he has done a couple of times in the past. The first of these new symposia will be on Pendaran Roberts, Keith Allen, and Kelly Schmidtke’s paper “Folk Intuitions About the Causal Theory of Perception”, with commentaries by Eugen Fischer and myself. This symposium will be featured during the week of November 20-24.
- Daniel Burnston (Tulane) will organize a new series of discussions of papers from Neuroscience of Consciousness, a new open-access journal published by OUP and edited by Anil Seth together with Jakob Hohwy and Bidu Jade He. This series will kick off with two discussions later this month: the week of October 16-20 will feature a symposium on Chris Frith and Nicholas Shea’s “Dual-process theories and consciousness: the case for ‘Type Zero’ cognition”, with commentaries by Nick Byrd, Jacob Berger, and Lizzie Schechter; and the week of October 23-27 will feature a discussion of Eve Isham et al.’s “Deliberation period during easy and difficult decisions: re-examining Libet’s ‘veto’ window in a more ecologically valid framework”, with a commentary by Joshua Shepherd.
I’m grateful to Aaron, Dan, and all the other Contributing Editors for their excellent work in keeping this site so active.
In addition to these events and others that will be scheduled soon we also have three Featured Authors who will discuss their work within the next few months:
- From October 30-November 3, Jonathan Birch (LSE) will contribute a series of posts on The Philosophy of Social Evolution, forthcoming from OUP.
- From November 13-17, Paul Humphreys (Virginia) will contribute a series of posts on Emergence, published in 2016 by OUP.
- And from December 4-8, Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge) will contribute a series of posts on A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being, published this past summer by OUP.
I am grateful to all these authors for agreeing to contribute, and to John Priest at Oxford University Press for his help in organizing these events.
Finally, thanks is due as well to Cameron Buckner, Nick Byrd, and Bruce Rushing for their great work in organizing the this year’s Minds Online Conference, which once again was a great success, drawing over 10,000 visits and generating a lot of great philosophical discussion! Thanks as well to the authors, commenters, and all those others who joined the discussion.