CFP: Cognitive Science of Science, Kazimierz Naturalist Workshop

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland – August, 18th to 22nd, 2014KNEW'14 Logo

Invited key-speakers

Paul Thagard (Waterloo)

Cristine Legare (Texas at Austin)

Hugo Mercier (Neuchâtel)

Call for papers

Science is usually considered the paradigm of knowledge. Naturally, it has long been the subject of philosophical inquiry. Having moved away from abstract consideration of the epistemic conditions necessary for knowledge, naturalistic philosophical inquiry into science focuses more on the interplay of cognitive and cultural processes that generate scientific knowledge. Indeed, the sophisticated cognition that science involves requires the underpinning of rich social, cultural and material environments – as Nancy Nersessian observes. Science is studied therefore as both a social and cultural phenomenon, not just an individual psychological achievement. Owing to the complex nature of processes that underpin scientific knowledge production, their study has to be interdisciplinary – with a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches being made use of – and integration of various perspectives remains an open problem.

During our workshop we will bring together relevant work from a number of these perspectives, including developmental cognitive psychology, evolutionary explanations of human behaviour, cognitive science, philosophy of science and history of science.


Abstracts of less than 500 words will be accepted till June, 15th. All submissions should be made through the easychair website. Abstracts will be evaluated on a first come basis so early submission is strongly encouraged in order to avoid missing out on available spots.

KNEW’14 is being organised by Łukasz Afeltowicz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń), Marcin Milkowski (PAN, CPR) and Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (UFAM, CPR) with financial assistance from the Centre for Philosophical Research.

The workshop is supported by a grant from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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