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 …

Paris Workshop on sensorimotor approach to Consciousness in July 2015

On July 4th and 5th 2015, just before the ASSC conference on Consciousness in Paris, we are organizing a workshop to discuss advances in the sensorimotor approach. All are welcome! See here for the call for papers: http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/feel/?page_id=691 0

Friday Links

In The Atlantic, the neuroscientist Nancy Andreason discusses her research on the neural underpinnings of creativity. At Aesthetics for Birds, Bence Nanay discusses the role of attention in aesthetic perception. (h/t Leiter Reports) An article in Nature discusses a new push to fund neuroscience research in California. (h/t David Rosenthal) And on a lighter note, here’s …

Tuesday Links

A donor has given $7.7 million to the University of Michigan to fund an institute in cognitive science. Here’s another excellent reply to Neil deGraase Tyson’s remarks on philosophy, this time from Massimo Pigliucci. (h/t Daily Nous) Should we move beyond blame? Barbara H. Fried and other philosophers discuss. (h/t Kyle Fritz on …

SpaceTimeMind

You may (or may not) have noticed that Pete Mandik and Richard Brown (me) have started a podcast, called SpaceTimeMind, where we talk about tax law updates for 2014, uh, I mean, er, we talk about space and time and mind! The first episode is up now (and has been …

Spaulding and Kandel on relationship between psychiatry/philosophy

See the following video from the Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium on the topic of interdisciplinarity at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.  Spaulding’s remarks begin at 25 minutes, and Kandel’s response begins at 1:33. There has been a fair amount of discussion recently on Facebook concerning how to frame the …