Computation and Cognitive Science Workshop

Computation and Cognitive Science

7-8th July 2008

King’s College, Cambridge

Supported by The British Academy, The British Society for the Philosophy of Science, King’s College Cambridge, Microsoft Research, and The Mind Association


Kenneth Aizawa (Centenary College, Louisiana)

William Bechtel (UCSD)

Jack Copeland (University of Canterbury)

Frances Egan (Rutgers)

Chris Eliasmith (University of Waterloo)

Gualtiero Piccinini (University of Missouri)

Richard Samuels (Ohio State University)

Oron Shagrir (Hebrew University)

Mark Sprevak (Cambridge)

Invited participants:

Ron Chrisley (Sussex, COGS)

James Ladyman (Bristol)

Peter Godfrey-Smith (Harvard) (TBC)

The topics:

– Computational architecture of the mind
– Relationship between computation and representation
– Necessary and sufficient conditions to implement a computation

– Computation and the extended mind
– Computation and cognitive neuroscience
– Massive modularity and computation

Please note that all the papers for the conference will be pre-circulated, and there will only be brief spoken introductions on the day. The intention is to devote as much time as possible to Q&A/discussion of the papers to make the sessions as useful for everyone as possible. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Q&A/discussion, which will take place in a constructive and inclusive atmosphere.

In order to receive the papers, please register for the conference. For further information and to reserve a place, please see the conference website:

or contact the conference organiser:

Mark Sprevak
King’s College
Cambridge CB2 1ST


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