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.

Upcoming Events at the Brains blog

With the Minds Online conference now in the rearview mirror we are back to regular programming here at Brains, including two upcoming journal symposia and visits from the authors of several new and forthcoming books: Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 10/11, Carl Gillett will blog for several days about his book Reduction and Emergence in …

#MindsOnline2016: Skill, Expertise, and Attention

The opening session of the 2016 Minds Online Conference, on Skill Expertise, and Attention, has begun! The talks in this session are: Keynote: “Longer, Smaller, Faster Stronger: on skills and intelligence“, by Ellen Fridland (King’s College London) “Do we reflect when performing skilful actions?”, by Juan Pablo Bermudez (Universidad Externado de Colombia) Commentators: Lieke Asma, Michael …

#MindsOnline2016: Contributed papers on Skill, Expertise, and Attention are now available!

The contributed papers and commentaries for the opening session of the 2016 Minds Online Conference, on Skill Expertise, and Attention, are now available to preview. They are: Juan Pablo Bermudez (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Do we reflect while performing skillful actions? Automaticity, control, and the perils of distraction Denis Buehler (Universidad Nacional Autónoma …

Announcing the 2016 Minds Online Conference Program

Posting at Brains will likely be slow through the rest of the summer. Many thanks to all the philosophers who took time in the past few months to discuss their recent work, and also to Nick, Cameron, and our session chairs — listed below — for their work in putting …

Announcing the Contributed Papers for the 2016 Minds Online Conference

Together with Nick Byrd and Cameron Buckner I’m excited to say that the following papers have been selected for the 2016 Minds Online Conference, to be held at the Brains blog this coming September: “Visual Spatial Awareness Probably Requires Visual Awareness of Space”, by Bartek Chomanski (University of Miami) “The multiple localizability …

Submissions for #MindsOnline2016 are due in one week!

This is a friendly reminder that submissions for the 2016 Minds Online Conference, to be held at the Brains blog during the month of September, are due on Monday, February 15. The confirmed keynote speakers are Ellen Fridland (King’s College, London) and Bryce Huebner (Georgetown University). We invite the submission of papers …

Call for Papers: The Second Annual 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 second annual Minds Online conference will be held during the month of September, 2016. The confirmed keynote speakers are Ellen Fridland (King’s College, …

What can we learn from Minds Online about the future of online conferences in philosophy?

That’s the question Cameron Buckner, Nick Byrd, and I raise in a guest post written for Daily Nous. We hope you will read our post and join the discussion, especially of the following questions — you can answer them in the comments here or there, or privately via e-mail: In Minds Online, …

#MindsOnline2015 Session 4: Philosophy of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

The fourth and final session of the Minds Online conference has begun! It is focused on the Philosophy of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and includes the following papers: Karen Neander (Duke) “Why I’m Not A Content Pragmatist” (Keynote) Marcelo Fischborn (Federal University of Santa Maria): “Libet-Style Experiments, Neuroscience, and Libertarian Free Will” …

#MindsOnline2015, Session 2: Perception and Consciousness

The second session of the 2015 Minds Online conference has begun! It is on the theme of Perception and Consciousness, and includes the following papers: Nico Orlandi (UC Santa Cruz): Bayesian Perception Is Ecological Perception (KEYNOTE) Derek H. Brown (Brandon University): “Colour Layering and Colour Relationalism” Commentators: Mazviita Chirimuuta and Jonathan Cohen Jonathan Farrell (Manchester): “‘What …

#MindsOnline 2015, Session 1: Social Cognition

The Minds Online conference has begun, and our first session will be open for discussion through September 4. It is on the theme of Social Cognition, and includes the following papers: Tony Jack and Jared Friedman (Case Western Reserve): “Mapping cognitive structure onto the landscape of philosophical debate: an empirical framework …

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