CFP: SPP 2017

Call for Papers: Society for Philosophy and Psychology Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1, 2017 Johns Hopkins University http://socphilpsych.org/ Submission site now open: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spp2017 Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017 Please submit an abstract of no more than 1500 words. Submissions are refereed and selected on the basis of quality …

CFP: The Philosophical Significance of Molyneux’s Question

CFP: The Philosophical Significance of Molyneux’s Question University of York, UK June 5-6, 2017 Funded by a grant from the New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project (http://www.newdirectionsproject.com/) to Louise Richardson and John Schwenkler Confirmed speakers:: Mohan Matthen, L. A. Paul, M. G. F. Martin With responses from members of Sense …

CFP: Themes in Transformative Experience

Themes in Transformative Experience: metaphysics, aesthetics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind Pre conference of the 2017 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association Seattle, WA April 11th, 2017 The Seattle Westin Transformative experience connects to a wide range of philosophical topics. An experience can be epistemically transformative by teaching …

IAI @philofbrains: “After the End of Truth”

A generation raised on Foucault and Derrida has learned to distrust claims to objective truth. Yet the mantra that ‘there is no truth’ is a paradox. Do we need a new conception of fantasy and reality to free us from the tyranny of truthmakers and the paradoxes of postmodernists alike?

Philosopher John Searle, post-postmodernist Hilary Lawsonand Historian of Ideas at Kings College London Hannah Dawson untangle the truth.

This video was produced by The Institute of Art and Ideas and is republished here with permission.  It was filmed at HowTheLightGetsIn 2015 alongside 200 other debates and talks, all available for free at IAI TV. Their new podcast, Philosophy for our times, is available here.

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Applications are open for the 2017 Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy

Calling all curious neuroscientists and philosophers! Collaborate in the summer seminars for neuroscience and philosophy, a three year program sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and Duke University. Our goal is to advance knowledge at the intersection of these fields. Together we can apply cutting-edge scientific research to the big questions on …

Is the mind just an accident of the universe?

[This post by Godehard Brüntrup and Ludwig Jaskolla, co-editors of Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2016), originally appeared at the OUPblog, and is reposted here with their generous permission.] The traditional view puts forward the idea that the vast majority of what there is in the universe is mindless. Panpsychism however claims that …

Upcoming Events at the Brains blog

With the Minds Online conference now in the rearview mirror we are back to regular programming here at Brains, including two upcoming journal symposia and visits from the authors of several new and forthcoming books: Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 10/11, Carl Gillett will blog for several days about his book Reduction and Emergence in …

#MindsOnline2016: Skill, Expertise, and Attention

The opening session of the 2016 Minds Online Conference, on Skill Expertise, and Attention, has begun! The talks in this session are: Keynote: “Longer, Smaller, Faster Stronger: on skills and intelligence“, by Ellen Fridland (King’s College London) “Do we reflect when performing skilful actions?”, by Juan Pablo Bermudez (Universidad Externado de Colombia) Commentators: Lieke Asma, Michael …

#MindsOnline2016: Contributed papers on Skill, Expertise, and Attention are now available!

The contributed papers and commentaries for the opening session of the 2016 Minds Online Conference, on Skill Expertise, and Attention, are now available to preview. They are: Juan Pablo Bermudez (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Do we reflect while performing skillful actions? Automaticity, control, and the perils of distraction Denis Buehler (Universidad Nacional Autónoma …

Video from a recent conference on “Metacognitive Diversity Across Cultures”

Joëlle Proust invited me to share a link to a conference she organized recently in Paris on “Metacognitive Diversity Across Cultures: Advances and Perspectives”. The page includes video recordings of all the main talks, including keynote addresses by Asher Coriat and Chris Frith. There is also a talk by Joëlle that touches …

CFP: 2nd International Conference on Philosophy of Mind (Braga, Portugal)

Proposals are welcome for the Second International Conference on Philosophy of Mind, which will be held at University of Minho, Braga (Portugal), on September 21-22, 2016. We will focus on two main concepts of Philosophy of Mind, broadly considered: 1) Thought and 2) Perception. Graduate students, junior researchers and senior scholars are welcome to submit their …