Call for Abstracts: First Graduate Conference (Online) of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science

First Graduate Conference (Online) of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science http://www.aisc-net.org/home/next-conference/ Natural &/or Artificial Minds September, 13th (late afternoon) & 14th (morning) Since its early days, cognitive science has been characterized by analogies between the human and other minds, be them (non-human) biological or artificial. The consideration of non-human …

CFP: Special Issue of Topoi, “What’s so special about faces?”

Topoi. An International Review of PhilosophyCFP for a Thematic Issue What’s so special about faces? Visages at the crossroad between philosophy, semiotics and cognition Guest editors: Marco Viola & Massimo Leone (University of Turin) Faces, or at least T-shaped face patterns, grab human beings’ attention since the very earlier days …

Rational Powers in Action III: Instrumental Rationality and Indeterminate Ends.

Let me start with a bit more detail on the structure of the Extended Theory of Rationality (ETR). Suppose I am intentionally baking a cake.  According to ETR, this action is an end that I am pursuing, and thus the principle of instrumental reasoning enjoins me to pursue sufficient means. …

CFA: Philosophy and Neuroscience at the Gulf IV

MARK YOUR CALENDARS/FIRST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Philosophy and Neuroscience at the Gulf IV: Fourth Annual Meeting of the Deep South Philosophy and Neuroscience WorkgroupTo be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Alabama Philosophical Society.Co-organized by John Bickle (Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi Medical Center) and …

Composition, Realization, and Constitutive Explanation: An Ontologically Egalitarian Account of Multilevel Mechanisms

Thanks to Dan Burnston and Nick Byrd for this opportunity to introduce Neurocognitive Mechanisms: Explaining Biological Cognition (OUP 2020). This book is the culmination of my main research program over the last 20+ years; it offers a comprehensive foundation for the science of biological cognition. In these posts, I’ll outline …

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