Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science

The Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science (BSCS) is an undergraduate study abroad program for students from the US and other countries aimed at broadening their understanding of cognitive science from an interdisciplinary perspective. Lecturers of the Program are distinguished experts with noteworthy international research and teaching experience. The host of …

Neural Mechanisms 2018 Web Conference Videos Now Available!

We’re excited to share the videos from the Neural Mechanisms 2018 Web Conference entitled “New Challenges in Philosophy of Neuroscience“. The videos can be found at the Neural Mechanisms YouTube channel or in the program below—each paper title links to its YouTube video. Thanks to Marco Viola and Fabrizio Calzavarini for organizing the …

List of Underrepresented Philosophers of Neuroscience

There is a new list of members of underrepresented groups working in philosophy of neuroscience (e.g., traditional philosophy of science topics in neuroscience, foundational issues in cognitive, computational, systems, molecular, and cellular neuroscience). The purpose of this list is to provide as comprehensive a list as possible of members of underrepresented …

T/T position in philosophy of mind at Iona College

  The Department of Philosophy at the Iona College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in philosophy, starting August 15, 2018. The teaching requirements associated with the position are various and include core courses in moral philosophy, but the department is particularly interested in candidates prepared to …

Vision Science Summer School for Undergraduates at York: All Expenses Paid

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University in Toronto, Canada offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.  This year’s program will be held June 4-8, 2018. This year’s summer school is being held in cooperation with the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) initiative that will …

RFP: Academic Cross Training Fellowships

The John Templeton Foundation invites applications for its Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship program beginning November 30, 2017, with fellowships to begin Fall 2019. The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement …

In Memoriam: Hubert Dreyfus

Hubert L. Dreyfus, for nearly 50 years a professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley, died this past Saturday.

As many will know, Dreyfus was an early critic of artificial intelligence and an influential interpreter of Martin Heidegger and other phenomenologists. More recently he challenged John McDowell’s conceptualist accounts of perception and action with arguments that drew on his reading of Merleau-Ponty and longstanding interests in the phenomenology of skill. He will be sorely missed.

For more on Bert’s life, his teaching, and what made his approach to philosophy so revolutionary, here is a lengthy obituary by his student Sean Dorrance Kelly.

Letter of support for the Department of Philosophy in Zagreb

The Department of Philosophy in the Centre of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, is under threat of closure — apparently as retribution after members of the department have successfully brought a plagiarism case against the Croatian minister of science and education. For some more information, visit here.

The philosopher Kati Farkas will address the senate of the University of Zagreb on behalf of the embattled philosophy department, and she has composed a Letter of Support which she plans to bring to the senate meeting. The letter is to be signed by philosophy faculty affiliated with higher education institutions worldwide.

To sign Prof. Farkas’s letter, visit https://goo.gl/forms/b6MtV3OUKFmIFcXm1. Please note that this is NOT the same as the petition that was originally announced at Daily Nous.

(Thanks to Beri Marusic for sharing this information.)

Remembering Jon Altschul

J.C. Berendzen at Loyola University in New Orleans writes: It is with great sadness that I report the death of our colleague and friend Jon Altschul. Jon was a recently tenured member of the Loyola New Orleans Philosophy Department, a philosopher of mind, and epistemologist. Among other topics, he worked …