CFP: Buffalo Experimental Philosophy Conference 2017

Dates: Fri., Aug. 18, and Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 Keynote speaker: Tania Lombrozo (Psychology, Berkeley) Submission deadline: May 15, 2017   Conference Venue: Embassy Suites Downtown Buffalo, 200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14202, United States, 716-842-1000   Paper Submissions: We invite submissions for paper presentations on any topic pertaining …

Neuroethics Symposium on Tobia’s “Personal Identity, Direction of Change, and Neuroethics”

Welcome to our second Brains Blog symposium on papers published in the journal Neuroethics. Our target paper for this symposium is Kevin Tobia’s (Yale University) “Personal Identity, Direction of Change, and Neuroethics.” Below you will find an introduction to the symposium and brief précis of the paper, followed by commentaries written …

Open Access: Tobia’s “Personal Identity, Direction of Change, and Neuroethics”

In advance of this week’s online symposium, our second on papers published in the journal Neuroethics, Springer has kindly agreed to make our target paper “Personal Identity, Direction of Change, and Neuroethics” open access.  The paper presents an experiment suggesting that not just magnitude of change but also direction of …

#MindsOnline 2015, Session 1: Social Cognition

The Minds Online conference has begun, and our first session will be open for discussion through September 4. It is on the theme of Social Cognition, and includes the following papers: Tony Jack and Jared Friedman (Case Western Reserve): “Mapping cognitive structure onto the landscape of philosophical debate: an empirical framework …

CFP: Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2015

Conference dates: Fri., Sept. 11 – Sat., Sept. 12, 2015 Keynote Speaker: Thomas Nadelhoffer (College of Charleston) Prof. Nadelhoffer’s main areas of research include free will, moral psychology, neuroethics, and punishment theory. We invite submissions for paper or poster presentations on any topic pertaining to experimental philosophy. Submissions can report new experimental …

Monday Links

Shaun Gallagher has an interesting paper in Frontiers in Psychology on “the phenomenology and psychology of solitary confinement” (h/t John Protevi and István Aranyosi on Facebook) At Philos.tv, Genoveva Marti and Edouard Machery discuss the experimental philosophy of reference (h/t Edouard on Facebook) And here is a CFP for a conference on dance and …

The Analytic Functionalists Were (Probably) Right!

The mind-body problem asks: How are mental states related to physical states of the brain, the body, and behavioral states more generally? Functionalists claim that mental states are identical with functional roles, defined as relations between environmental impingements, external behaviors, and other mental states.Analytic functionalists contend that these identities are imposed …