Call for Abstracts: Workshop on Minimal Mindreading, University of Magdeburg, November 6-8, 2014

Classical explanations of social cognition assume that complex social interaction involves social understanding and that social understanding in turn depends on the ability to read others’ minds, i.e. on the ability to attribute mental states, such as beliefs and desires, to others for the purposes of predicting and explaining their …

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 …

Costs and Benefits of Imperfect Cognitions

Workshop Costs and Benefits of Imperfect Cognitions Birmingham (UK), 8-9 May 2014 8th May 10:30-11:30 – Ryan McKay (Royal Holloway) and Maarten Boudry (University of Ghent): “In Defence of False Beliefs?” 11:40-12:40 – Lisa Bortolotti (University of Birmingham): “Epistemic Costs and Benefits of Delusional Beliefs”. 14:00-15:00 – Katerina Fotopoulou (University …

2013 Spindel Conference: The Lives of Human Animals

The problem of personal identity is one of the most bewitching puzzles in all of philosophy. Until very recently, most philosophers subscribed to the view first advocated by the 17th-century British philosopher, John Locke. Locke held that our fundamental nature is given by our status as self-conscious, rational agents (“persons”) …

SPP 2013 annual meeting

The Society for Philosophy and Psychology will be holding its annual meeting June 12-15 at Brown University, Providence, R.I. Early registration has been extended to June 2. Please see the society’s website, www.socphilpsych.org, for the program and other details. Speakers include Daniel Dennett, Susan Fiske, Sandra Upson (managing editor, Scientific …

Conference on Concepts at North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University’s Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative (LACSI) is hosting a conference on Concepts on September 20-21, 2013. The speakers are Christopher Hill (Philosophy, Brown University), Edouard Machery (History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh), Eric Margolis (Philosophy, University of British Columbia), Gregory Murphy (Psychology, New York …

CFP: Reasons and Reasoning

Georgetown University Philosophy Conference 2013 Reasons and Reasoning April 20, 2013 Keynote Speaker: Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh)  Inquiry into reasons and reasoning has long occupied a central place in the major philosophical disciplines. From logic and ethics to epistemology and the history of philosophy, some of our discipline’s most creative and innovative work concerns practical …

Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference

Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 March 2013
 Venue: The British Academy,10-11 Carlton House Terrace,London SW1Y 5AHTuesday 26 March 2013, 9am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 27 March 2013, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 28 March 2013, 9.30am – 1.00pm In addition: special demonstration of sensory substitution and augmentation devices on …

CFP: Implicit Bias, Philosophy and Psychology

Implicit Bias, Philosophy and Psychology, Sheffield: April 20-21, 2013 Deadline for Submission: 15 December 2012 The Leverhulme-funded Implicit Bias and Philosophy Project (www.biasproject.org) announces its fourth and final event, a conference on Implicit Bias, Philosophy and Psychology. Authors of accepted papers will have the costs of their conference attendance (including …

Call For Papers: Collective Intentionality

Collective Intentionality VIII University of Manchester August 28-31, 2012 Collective Intentionality VIII – as the name suggests! – is the eighth in a series of large-scale international events on joint and/or cooperative action, reasoning, decision, intention, attention, and associated mental and agential phenomena, topics that impact on issues in ethics …

Call for Papers SSPP

I’m the philosophy program chair for the 104th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, to be held March 22-24, 2012 in Savannah, GA. SSPP meetings feature concurrent programs in philosophy and psychology, as well as plenary sessions jointly sponsored by the philosophy and psychology program committees. The …

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 …

OCC Program Finalized

I am pleased to announce that the program for the third Online Consciousness Conference is finalized and is available at the conference website: http://consciousnessonline.wordpress.com/ The conference begins February 18th and lasts until March 4th. Papers (but not commentaries) will be available to read one week before the conference starts February 11th. …