Explaining Representation in New Ideas in Psychology

A special issue of New Ideas in Psychology on Explaining Representation, edited by Marcin Miłkowski and Konrad Talmont-Kaminski is just out, with contributions by Bill Ramsey, Paweł Gładziejewski, Rob Clowes and Dina Mendonça, Wayne Christensen and John Michael, Witold Hensel, Krystyna Bielecka, Paweł Grabarczyk and myself. Some of the contributions are based on talks …

CFP: Wide Cognition and Social Intelligence

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland – August 19th to 23rd, 2013 Invited key-speakers Steve Butterfill (Warwick) Joel Krueger (Copenhagen) Myriam Kyselo (San Sebastian) Tad Zawidzki (George Washington) Call for papers The theme of the workshop is the significance of wide cognition – which is embodied, enacted, extended, embedded, and distributed cognition – …

CFP: Varieties of Representation. Kazimierz Naturalist Workshop 2011

This year, we’re again organizing a naturalist workshop in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, and the topic is representation and its varieties. Here goes the CFP: Kazimierz Dolny, Poland – September 5-9th, 2011  Invited key speakers Francisco Calvo (Murcia)Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)Huw Price (Sydney / Cambridge)Joelle Proust (Institut Jean-Nicod) The notion of representation is …

Mechanisms everywhere

At the beginning of September, we had another (already 6th) Kazimierz Naturalism Workshop in Kazimierz Dolny, and yesterday I just got back from GAP7 and a after-GAP7 workshop on reductionism, explanation and metaphors in philosophy of mind. Though contrary to your expectations, Carl Craver wasn’t talking about mechanisms in Kazimierz …

Czech science in danger

In Czech Republic, due to the financial crisis, the government wants to liquidate research institutions of Czech Academy of Science as well as to stop funding all basic research (including philosophy). Here is the website where you can help Czech scientists by signing a petition and read more. 0

Back from ASSC 13

ASSC XIII finished on Monday but it was so packed that I needed a couple of days to rest and ruminate. Contrary to somehow disappointing TSC in Budapest in 2007, ASSC XIII was excellent, and as Thomas Metzinger stressed a couple of times, you could really see that the field …

ASSC XIII

I’ve just noticed that the program for ASSC XIII in Berlin (June, 5th-8th) has been published. Alas, I seem to be the only Brains contributor out there (having a talk during concurrent sessions), so I will surely report more here. I will defend a version of computationalism (more along the …

ECAP 6 in Cracow

The program of the European Congress of Analytical Philosophy is here. There are some interesting papers for readers of Brains, for example Stanisław Krajewski will present his short argument against all Lucas- and Penrose-style arguments. I wrote a protocol of his habilitation colloquium back in 2004 (or earlier) – he …

Kazimierz Naturalism Workshop ’08

KAZIMIERZ NATURALISM WORKSHOP 2008 September 6th – 10th 2008 Kazimierz Dolny, Poland Invited key speakers Susan Stuart (University of Glasgow, UK) David Papineau (King’s College London, UK) Susan Haack (University of Miami, USA) Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University, Sweden) Ingo Brigandt (University of Alberta, Canada) Naturalism is currently the most vibrantly …