CFA: Psychological and Structural Explanations of Injustice

CFA—BIAS IN CONTEXT #4: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND STRUCTURAL EXPLANATIONS OF INJUSTICE University of Utah, Salt Lake City October 12 – 13 2017 ***DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS, May 15*** Conference Website: http://biasincontext4.weebly.com/ THEME: What is the relationship between psychological and structural explanations of persistent social injustice? This conference—the final in a series of …

Representing Plants?

Reading my two previous posts, you might complain that perceiving and remembering require concepts, ideas, or even thoughts, which are basically representations, and plants don’t have those, so they don’t perceive or remember. For the same reason, you might add, they don’t have minds. Do plants have representations? Phototropism can …

CFP: Introspection Sucks!

Centre for Philosophical Psychology and European Network for Sensory Research

Introspection sucks!

Conference with Eric Schwitzgebel, May 30, 2017 

This is a call for papers on any aspect of introspection (and not just papers critical of introspection, but also papers defending it)

There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted.

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

Deadline: March 30, 2017. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

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CFA: Perception and Justified Belief

Call for Submissions: Workshop on Perception and Justified Belief (Bochum, June 2017) We invite submissions of extended abstracts for presentation at the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the relation between perception and justified belief, and issues relevant to the relation. For instance, we are interested in debates concerning: …

CFP: Scientism and Consciousness

CALL FOR POSTGRADUATE PAPERS: SCIENTISM AND CONSCIOUSNESS A Conference at Keele University, UK, 27-28th June 2017 Keynote Speakers: Philip Goff John Cottingham James Tartaglia Keith Frankish Christopher Norris The term ‘scientism’ has traditionally been used by philosophers to denote an uncritical, excessively deferential attitude towards the (usually natural) sciences, along …

CFP: Cognition in Groups

Call for Papers – Workshop on “Cognition in Groups”, May 31 2017 in Milan Center for the Study of Social Action, University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, 20122 Milano, Italy. Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2017 Confirmed speakers: Giulia Piredda (Pavia), Kourken Michaelian (Dunedin), Giuliano Torrengo (Milan) The …

CFP: Advances in Cognitive Systems

The Fifth Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems will take place May 12-14, 2017, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA. The meeting aims to bring together researchers interested in building computational artifacts that focus on high-level cognition and decision making, reliance on rich, structured representations, and …

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 …

USA versus Trump

I’ve rarely posted about politics on this blog. In an old, rare exception, I defended the modern Italian right from the accusation of being fascist or inclined towards fascism while simultaneously accusing Italian political institutions of lacking proper checks and balances (in part as a heritage from the fascist regime). I left …

CFA: Mind and Brain Annual Conference

Mind and Brain Annual Conference September 14 and 15, 2017 Flint, MI USA Call for Abstracts: submission deadline August 1, 2017 This annual conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving the mind and brain. Submissions may concern traditional such as epistemology, …