Upcoming Events at the Brains Blog

In the next few months we will continue our regular series of journal symposia at the Brains blog, and also feature visits from several authors of recent books: During the week of February 19, Chauncey Maher (Dickinson College) will blog about Plant Minds: A Philosophical Defense (Routledge, 2017). Beginning the week of March 6 we …

Memory and the Self: Phenomenology, Science and Autobiography

Thanks to John Schwenkler for the invitation to guest-blog this week about my new book, Memory and the Self: Phenomenology, Science and Autobiography (Oxford University Press NY, 2016). *** Memory and the Autobiographical Self: The Problem Intuitively, it is not unreasonable to suppose that our episodic memories play a significant …

The Scientific Reductionist and her Live Fundamentalist Position

The widespread philosophical view is that reductionism in the sciences is a dead view and perhaps slightly distasteful to boot. As I outlined in an earlier post, the received view assumes that “reductionism” is semantic, or Nagelian, reduction. The goal of such semantic reduction was to show that higher sciences …

Understanding Compositional Explanations in the Sciences

Understanding the nature of “vertical” relations whether in science, nature, mathematics, logic, or anywhere else, is a hot topic in philosophy. What is unfortunate is that, as yet, too little attention is paid to focused issues about what frameworks work best for the “vertical” relations in particular areas. However, it …

Upcoming Events at the Brains blog

With the Minds Online conference now in the rearview mirror we are back to regular programming here at Brains, including two upcoming journal symposia and visits from the authors of several new and forthcoming books: Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 10/11, Carl Gillett will blog for several days about his book Reduction and Emergence in …

A (Belated) Happy 2016 from the Brains Blog

The past year was a great success at Brains, drawing over 170,000 total visits to the main blog and over 23,000 more to the first annual Minds Online Conference, together more than doubling our record-setting 2014. Brains also passed the mark of 1,000 followers on Facebook and is just about there on Twitter as well. …

Upcoming Events at the Brains Blog

After the end of the Minds Online conference this week, we have several featured authors and a journal symposium scheduled for the weeks ahead: From September 28 – October 2, Peter Carruthers will blog about The Centered Mind, new from Oxford University Press. From October 5 – 9, Eva Schmidt will blog about Modest …

Upcoming Events at the Brains Blog

In the coming weeks before the Minds Online Conference begins on August 31, we’ll feature posts about new books from two authors who are very well known to readers of this blog, as well as our first Neuroethics symposium: During the week of August 10, the founder of the Brains blog, Gualtiero Piccinini, …

Upcoming Events at the Brains Blog

The month of June is likely to be relatively quiet at Brains, though we will host our first Ergo symposium, on Bernard Molyneux’s “The Logic of Mind-Body Identification” with commentaries by István Aranyosi, Liz Irvine, and Jonathan Simon, shortly after the paper appears online, which should be pretty soon. We are also …

Call for early career commentator

Brains invites an early career philosopher (graduate student, post-doc, or person who earned their PhD in the past five years) to act as a commentator for our upcoming symposium on an article appearing in the journal Neuroethics. The symposia will be similar to ones we have run the past two years on …

Upcoming Events at the Brains Blog

In the coming weeks we are excited to be hosting our next Mind & Language symposium, on Jean-Rémy Martin and François Le Corre’s “Sensory Substitution is Substitution”, as well as several authors who will write about their recently published books: Carlos Montemayor and Harry Haladjian, on Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention, new from …

Upcoming Featured Authors at the Brains Blog

Following the past week’s visit from Dan Zahavi we have three more authors slated to blog about their new and forthcoming books in the weeks before our next Mind & Language symposium: Michael Bishop (Florida State University) will blog the week of March 16 about The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology …