CFP – Technological Mediation & Changing Conceptions of Humanity

Please see the following Call for Authors: http://philevents.org/event/show/15174 (Feel free to contact me, if you have questions.) Cheers! Frank Scalambrino http://udallas.academia.edu/FrankScalambrino Summary Version of the Call for Authors: This edited volume seeks to bring together scholars from across disciplines to discuss the social effects of technological mediation, focusing on the …

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 …

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 …

Models in Science

R. Frigg and S. Hartmann, Models in Science, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (Spring 2006 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL =http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2006/entries/models-science/>.The Stanford Encyclopedia Entry on scientific modeling is out (since February 27, 2006). The authors are among the organizers of the upcoming conference on Models and Simulations. I expect …