Call for Papers: The 2015 Minds Online Conference

The editors of the Brains blog, together with the Departments of Philosophy at Florida State University and the University of Houston, are pleased to announce that the first annual Minds Online conference will be held at the Brains blog during the month of September, 2015.

The conference will feature invited talks by Tony Jack (Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University), Karen Neander (Departments of Philosophy and Linguistics, Duke University), and Nico Orlandi (Department of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz).

The organizers encourage the submission of papers on topics in the philosophy of mind broadly construed, including related matters in epistemology, the philosophy of action, the philosophy of science, moral psychology, and more. Special consideration will be given to papers that engage with research in experimental disciplines such as psychology and neuroscience.

The conference will comprise several week-long sessions, each organized loosely around some common theme. Each paper will be accompanied by a short audio or audiovisual introduction, two written commentaries, and a reply by the author. There will then be opportunity for further discussion on the blog, in which authors and commentators are expected to participate.

Submitted papers of approximately 3,500-7,500 words should be prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by several keywords and a substantial abstract of about 500 words.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2015. Authors will be notified of decisions by early April.

To submit your work, please visit

Please contact with questions or concerns.

We look forward to your submissions, and hope you will participate in the event!

— The organizers: Cameron Buckner (Houston), Nick Byrd (Florida State), and John Schwenkler (Florida State)

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