Setting the Stage: What Are Emotions and Why Are They So Hard to Explain?

Many thanks to John who invited me to blog about my book Embodied Emotions this week. The book explores emotions as embodied, action-oriented representations, providing a non-cognitivist theory of emotions that aims to account for their normative dimensions within a naturalist framework. I will come back to what that all …

Ten scientifically proven ways to win your next argument. Number 9 will blow your mind!

Or something like that: Changing someone’s opinion is arguably one of the most important challenges of social interaction. The underlying process proves difficult to study: it is hard to know how someone’s opinions are formed and whether and how someone’s views shift. Fortunately, ChangeMyView, an active community on Reddit, provides …

CFP: Mechanistic Integration and Unification in Cognitive Science

Warsaw, June 23-26, 2016 The aim of the workshop is to discuss the recent work on mechanistic explanation, with special stress on particular problems of integration of multiple mechanistic models, robustness, and unification of partial explanations, theories and fields. There is a growing consensus that cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience …

SPP Pre-Conference Workshop on Transformative Experience and the Self

Prior to the upcoming meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, to be held June 2-4 at the University of Texas in Austin, there will be a pre-conference workshop on Transformative Experience and the Self: The workshop brings together leading psychologists, cognitive scientists, and philosophers exploring the nature of …

CFP: Philosophical Explorations Essay Prize 2016

The journal Philosophical Explorations has inaugurated an annual essay prize for philosophers in the early stages of their career. Papers are invited on all aspects of the philosophy of mind and action. They should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and should not be submitted to any other journal until the outcome of the …

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