Book Symposium: Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness (4)

Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Book Symposium series on Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness. In this series, seven critics discuss the book with the author. The critics are Kengo Miyazono, Lu Teng, Takuya Niikawa & Yasushi Ogusa, Brie Gertler, Thomas Raleigh, and Tony Cheng. From April 26 to …

Book Symposium: Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness (3)

Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Book Symposium series on Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness. In this series, seven critics discuss the book with the author. The critics are Kengo Miyazono, Lu Teng, Takuya Niikawa & Yasushi Ogusa, Brie Gertler, Thomas Raleigh, and Tony Cheng. From April 26 to …

Book Symposium: Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness (2)

Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Book Symposium series on Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness. In this series, seven critics discuss the book with the author. The critics are Kengo Miyazono, Lu Teng, Takuya Niikawa & Yasushi Ogusa, Brie Gertler, Thomas Raleigh, and Tony Cheng. From April 26 to …

Book Symposium: Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness (1)

Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Book Symposium series on Declan Smithies’ The Epistemic Role of Consciousness. In this series, seven critics discuss the book with the author. The critics are Kengo Miyazono, Lu Teng, Takuya Niikawa & Yasushi Ogusa, Brie Gertler, Thomas Raleigh, and Tony Cheng. From April 26 to …

Inês Hipólito Will Livestream “Embodied Skillful Performance” On April 30

We are excited about the next Neural Mechanisms webinar this Friday. As always, it is free. You can find information about how and when to join the webinar below or at the Neural Mechanisms website—where you can also join sign up for the mailing list that notifies people about upcoming …

Rational Powers in Action V: Instrumental Virtues

This is my last post in this series; it was great guest-blogging here! My very warm thanks to Nick and Daniel for proving me with this opportunity. And I can’t resist a penultimate attempt to peddle the volume: There is much more in the book than it is covered here,[1] …

Rational Powers in Action IV: Comparisons and Risk

You start your adult life having only one end; namely, singing. Your whole life is dedicated to it. But then, one day you discover the joys of marathon running, and now you have two ends: singing and running marathons. As you go out for your first training run, you realize …

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. …

Rational Powers in Action II: Classical Vs Contemporary Conceptions Of Instrumental Rationality

Kant thought there was a single principle of instrumental rationality, the hypothetical imperative, that connected the pursuit (“willing”) of ends and the pursuit of means. My admittedly impressionistic view of the history of philosophy is that Kant was far from unusual on that point; it is taken for granted that …

Rational Powers in Action I: Outline of a theory of instrumental rationality

Rational Powers in Action defends a theory of instrumental rationality that departs radically from most contemporary treatments of this topic (or so I would like to think, given my penchant for rebellion).  In a nutshell, the theory I propose, The Extended Theory of Rationality (or ETR for short) takes intentional action to be the primary category …

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 …

Cognitive Science of Philosophy Symposium: Philosophy of Perception in the Laboratory

Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Symposium series on the Cognitive Science of Philosophy! The aim of the series is to examine the use of methods from the cognitive sciences to generate philosophical insight. Each symposium is comprised of two parts. In the target post, a practitioner describes their use of …

Cameron Buckner will livestream “Understanding Adversarial Examples Requires A Theory Of Artifacts For Deep Learning” on April 16

We are excited about the next Neural Mechanisms webinar this Friday. As always, it is free. You can find information about how and when to join the webinar below or at the Neural Mechanisms website—where you can also join sign up for the mailing list that notifies people about upcoming …

Cognitive Science of Philosophy Symposium: Metaethics and Experimental Philosophy

Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Symposium series on the Cognitive Science of Philosophy! The aim of the series is to examine the use of methods from the cognitive sciences to generate philosophical insight. Each symposium is comprised of two parts. In the target post, a practitioner describes their use of …

Carrie Figdor will livestream “Shannon + Friston = Content” on April 2

We are excited about the next Neural Mechanisms webinar this Friday. As always, it is free. You can find information about how and when to join the webinar below or at the Neural Mechanisms website—where you can also join sign up for the mailing list that notifies people about upcoming …

Symposium on Bence Nanay’s “Motor Imagery and Action Execution”

It’s my pleasure to introduce our latest Ergo symposium. This week we are showcasing Bence Nanay’s (Antwerp) “Motor Imagery and Action Execution”, with commentaries by Wayne Christensen (Barcelona), Myrto Mylopoulos (Carlton), and Elisabeth Pacherie (Jean-Nicold). Let me begin by thanking each of the participants for their excellent contributions!

Bence Nanay will livestream “There Are No Object Files” On March 19

We are excited about the next Neural Mechanisms webinar this Friday. As always, it is free. You can find information about how and when to join the webinar below or at the Neural Mechanisms website—where you can also join sign up for the mailing list that notifies people about upcoming …

Online Community-Building: The experience of Neural Mechanisms Online (Est. 2018)

It is often said that online-shift prompt by the COVID-19 outbreak might represent the only positive aspect of the tragic events that are today shocking the world. Today, the advantages of online conferences and meetings, particularly in light of their inclusivity and low environmental impact, are for all to see. Synchronous (i.e., …

Moving the SSPP Online During the Pandemic

The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology was set to hold its annual conference in Louisville from March 12-14, 2020—right when the coronavirus pandemic was hitting America. In the weeks leading up to the event, we thought we could still pull it off by just bringing plenty of Clorox wipes and all …

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