Applications are open for the 2017 Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy

Calling all curious neuroscientists and philosophers! Collaborate in the summer seminars for neuroscience and philosophy, a three year program sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and Duke University. Our goal is to advance knowledge at the intersection of these fields. Together we can apply cutting-edge scientific research to the big questions on …

Belief, willpower, and implicit bias

Keith Frankish Visiting Research Fellow, The Open University www.keithfrankish.com Jo sincerely affirms that black people are no less trustworthy than white people. Yet despite this, she consistently behaves in ways that reflect the assumption that black people are less trustworthy — subtly adjusting her behaviour towards black people across a …

#MindsOnline2015 Session 4: Philosophy of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

The fourth and final session of the Minds Online conference has begun! It is focused on the Philosophy of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and includes the following papers: Karen Neander (Duke) “Why I’m Not A Content Pragmatist” (Keynote) Marcelo Fischborn (Federal University of Santa Maria): “Libet-Style Experiments, Neuroscience, and Libertarian Free Will” …

CFP: FSU Graduate Conference on Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency

The Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) at Florida State University is now accepting paper submissions for its fourth annual graduate conference on free will, moral responsibility, and agency. The conference will take place at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday and Saturday, September 18‐19, 2015. This year’s keynote …

Monday Links

Neuroskeptic on how treatment with deep brain stimulation made a man a fan of Johnny Cash. Joshua Shepherd reviews vol. 4 of Walter Sinnot-Armstrong’s moral psychology series, on free will and moral responsibility. Also, remember that our symposium on Philipp Koralus’ paper “The Erotetic Theory of Attention”, with commentaries by Felipe De Brigaard, …

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 …

Moscow Summer School on Free Will

The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies (MCCS) is hosting a Summer School from the 11th to the 25th of August 2014 devoted to the Free Will problem led by the world renowned expert Prof. John Martin Fischer. Graduate students and young PhDs are welcome to take part in the “Free Will and …