The full program for the 2015 Minds Online Conference is now available!

I’m excited to say that we have now finalized the program for the first annual Minds Online Conference, which will be held at the Brains blog during the month of September 2015.

Thanks for this are due in particular to my co-organizers, Cameron Buckner and Nick Byrd, as well as the team of graduate students who helped to coordinate our four sessions: Brett Castellanos, Jorge Morales, Mirja Pérez de Calleja, and Brandon Tinklenberg.

The conference will comprise four weeklong sessions, organized as follows:

August 31 – September 4: Social Cognition

  • Tony Jack (Case Western Reserve): Keynote
  • Saray Ayala (San Francisco State): “Explaining Injustice in Speech: Individualistic vs. Structural Explanation”
    • Commentators: Alex Madva and Valerie Soon
  • Marta Halina (Cambridge): “Statistical Inference in Comparative Psychology: The Case of Animal Mindreading”
    • Commentators: Kristin Andrews, Robert Lurz, and Irina Mikhalevich
  • Luke Roelofs (Toronto): “Amodal Mind-Perception: Combining Inferentialism and Perceptualism”
    • Commentators: Jessie Munton and Joel Smith
  • Evan Westra (Maryland): “Talking about Minds: Social Experience, Pragmatic Development, and the False Belief Task”
    • Commentators: John Michael, Shannon Spaulding, and J. Robert Thompson

September 7-11: Perception and Consciousness

  • Nico Orlandi (UC Santa Cruz): Keynote
  • Derek H. Brown (Brandon University): “Colour Layering and Colour Relationalism”
    • Commentators: Mazviita Chirimuuta and Jonathan Cohen
  • Jonathan Farrell (Manchester): “‘What It Is Like’ Talk Is Not Technical Talk”
    • Commentators: Robert Howell and Myrto Mylopoulos
  • E.J. Green (Rutgers University): “Structure Constancy”
    • Commentators: John Hummel and Jake Quilty-Dunn
  • Assaf Weksler (Open University of Israel and Ben Gurion University): “Retinal Images and Object Files: Towards Empirically Evaluating Philosophical Accounts of Visual Perspective”
    • Commentators: René Jagnow and Joulia Smortchkova

September 14-18: Belief and Reasoning

  • Ram Neta (UNC): Keynote
  • Grace Helton (NYU): “The Revisability View of Belief”
    • Commentators: Michael Bishop, Mary Salvaggio, and Neil Van Leeuwen
  • Jack Marley-Payne (MIT): “Against Intellectualist Theories of Belief”
    • Commentators: Keith Frankish and Eric Schwitzgebel
  • Markos Valaris (University of New South Wales): “What Reasoning Might Be”
    • Commentators: Matthew Boyle, Zoe Jenkin, and Chris Tucker

September 21-25: Philosophy of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

  • Karen Neander (Duke): Keynote
  • Marcelo Fischborn (Federal University of Santa Maria): “Libet-Style Experiments, Neuroscience, and Libertarian Free Will”
    • Commentators: Eddy Nahmias and Adina Roskies
  • Madeleine Ransom and Sina Fazelpour (UBC): “Three Problems for the Predictive Coding Theory of Attention”
    • Commentators: Jakob Hohwy and Carolyn Jennings
  • Miguel Ángel Sebastián (UNAM) and Marc Artiga (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy): “Information and Metacognition”
    • Commentators: Rosa Cao and Dan Ryder
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