Systematicity and the Post-Connectionist Era: Taking Stock of the Architecture Of Cognition

19-21 May 2011San Jose (Andalucia, Spain)2nd call for papersResearchers are invited to submit full papers or long abstracts for 40-minute presentations on conceptual, empirical or modeling issues that arise in the treatment of the systematicity challenge from post-connectionist approaches such as behavior-based AI, ecological psychology, embodied and distributed cognition, dynamical …

Concept Learning Workshop

By Jim Virtel On Friday April 30th and Saturday May 1st, the PNP Program at Washington University in St. Louis held a Concept Learning Workshop.  Philosophers Richard Samuels, Daniel Weiskopf, and David Danks and psychologists Lance Rips, Lori Markson, and Susan Carey presented some of their recent, interesting work on …

Second CFP: SSPP 2010

** Second Call for papers ** 102nd Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and PsychologyApril 15-17, 2010Westin Peachtree PlazaAtlanta, GA SSPP Webpage: http://southernsociety.org/Information on 2010 meeting: http://southernsociety.org/annualmeeting.htmCall for papers: http://southernsociety.org/Call%20For%20Papers.doc Submission of papers having interdisciplinary interest is strongly encouraged. Papers should be no longer than 3000 words and be …

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 …

Workshop on Rob Rupert's new book

Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind (November 26, 2009) a one-day conference hosted by the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, organized by Sven Walter. Speakers include: Ken Aizawa (Centenary College of Louisiana) Miriam Kyselo (University of Osnabrueck) Holger Lyre (University of Bielefeld) Robert Rupert (University of Colorado at …

Call for papers: SSPP 2010

The call for papers for the 2010 meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology has been posted. The conference will take place from April 15-17 (Thursday through Saturday) in Atlanta, GA. I am the philosophy program chair, and Lauren Taglialatela of Kennesaw State is the psychology program chair. …

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 …

Metaphysics of Mind Conference at Edimburgh

THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH Postgraduate Conference The Metaphysics of Mind Keynote speaker: Professor Jaegwon Kim (Brown University) Edinburgh, 6 July 2009 CALL FOR PAPERS Papers are invited from postgraduate students on any aspect of the metaphysics of mind, e.g. psychophysical reduction, multiple realization, the explanatory gap, physicalism and emergentism, mental …

BRAIN Matters: New Directions in Neuroethics

September 24 – 26, 2009Lord Nelson HotelHalifax • Nova Scotia • Canada http://www.noveltechethics.ca/site_brainmatters.php Re: Call for Abstracts – Brain Matters: New Directions in Neuroethics This conference will bring together new and established researchers from around the world with a complementary range of expertise in ethics, neuroscience, philosophy of mind, medicine, …

CFP: Mind, Brain, and Experience

I’ve been asked to assist in distributing this CFP: *** CALL FOR PAPERS *** “Mind, Brain, and Experience:At the Intersections of Philosophy, Science, and Medicine” April 10-11, 2008Denver, Colorado hosted by University of Colorado Denver Department of Philosophywith support  fromUniversity of Colorado President’s Fund for the HumanitiesandUniversity of Colorado Center …

Some Philosophy of Neuroscience at ISH

Following up on my suggestion of posting about sessions on the philosophy of neuroscience at the upcoming ISHPSSB, here is some:I will be involved in two sessions dealing with the History and Philosophy of Electrophysiology. Other panelists include: Bill Bechtel, Jim Bogen, Don Goodman, Ken Schaffner, Daniel Sirtes, and Marcel Weber.There …