Letter of support for the Department of Philosophy in Zagreb

The Department of Philosophy in the Centre of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, is under threat of closure — apparently as retribution after members of the department have successfully brought a plagiarism case against the Croatian minister of science and education. For some more information, visit here.

The philosopher Kati Farkas will address the senate of the University of Zagreb on behalf of the embattled philosophy department, and she has composed a Letter of Support which she plans to bring to the senate meeting. The letter is to be signed by philosophy faculty affiliated with higher education institutions worldwide.

To sign Prof. Farkas’s letter, visit https://goo.gl/forms/b6MtV3OUKFmIFcXm1. Please note that this is NOT the same as the petition that was originally announced at Daily Nous.

(Thanks to Beri Marusic for sharing this information.)

CFA: Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality

The deadline for applications to the 2017 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality is coming Sunday, March 12, 2017.

The Summer Institute takes place on June 6 – 14, 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and brings together young scholars for an interdisciplinary dialogue on human decision making. This year’s Summer Institute is directed by Gerd Gigerenzer and Ralph Hertwig. Participation will be free, accommodation provided, and travel expenses partly reimbursed.

Apply here: bit.ly/SI2017_apply and see the website at bit.ly/SI2017_info.


Reminder: Submissions for #MindsOnline2017 are due on March 15!

The third annual Minds Online Conference will be held at the Brains blog during the month of September 2017. The conference will feature keynote presentations by Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University) and Bertram Gawronski (University of Texas at Austin).

Submissions of 3,500 to 7,500 words, prepared for anonymous review, are due by March 15. For more details, see the Call for Papers.


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


Congratulations are due …

Heartfelt congratulations to Felipe De Brigard (Duke University), winner of the 2017 Stanton Prize from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State University), winner of the 2017 Simon Prize from the International Association for Computing and Philosophy.

Felipe will give his prize address at the SPP’s upcoming meeting at Johns Hopkins University, and Andrea his at the IACAP’s meeting at Stanford. Both meetings are still accepting submissions …