The Emergence of Social Cognition

January 8, 2014 - January 10, 2014
Department of Philosophy, University of Wollongong



Shaun Gallagher
University of Wollongong
Dan Hutto
University of Wollongong

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UOW Philosophy is hosting a two-day workshop on January 9th/10th on The Emergence of Social Cognition, with keynote talks by Daniel Hutto and Shaun Gallagher.

Hutto has recently joined UOW as Professor of Philosophical Psychology, and Gallagher has recently accepted a Professorial Fellowship at UOW. This Fellowship will allow Gallagher to visit UOW regularly from his main appointment as Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence at the University of Memphis.

Other participants include:

Phil Gerrans (Adelaide)
John Matthewson (Sydney)
Victoria McGeer (ANU/Princeton)
David Simpson (UOW)
Somogy Varga (Memphis)
Kellie Williamson (Macquarie)

The theme of the conference is the Emergence of Social Cognition. The purpose is to improve our understanding of how social cognition arises, and how social cognition relates to other forms of cognitive activity. The core questions we will examine include the following. In what ways does social cognition emerge from individual cognition? What is the relationship between social cognition and group cognition? How should we integrate studies from perspectives? And how do the answers to these questions relate to more general questions about whether cognition is extended, embodied, or enactive?

There is no registration fee and all are welcome to attend. Please contact Patrick McGivern ([email protected]) or David Simpson at UOW for more information.

Workshop Schedule

DAY 1 (Thursday)

9:30 Keynote #1 - Professor Shaun Gallagher (Wollongong, Memphis and Hertfordshire) – ‘The Problem with 3-year-olds’
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Session - Dr Victoria McGeer (Princeton and ANU) – ‘Living with Blame’
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Session - Dr John Matthewson (Sydney) – ‘Representing Cognition at The Group Level: Gains and Losses’
2:30 Session - Dr Philip Gerrans (Adelaide) – ‘Social Cognition and the Embodied Self in Psychiatric Disorder’
3:30 Coffee
4:30 Session - Dr Somogy Varga (Memphis) - tba
5:30 Wrap-up

DAY 2 (Friday)

9:30 Keynote #2 - Professor Dan Hutto (Wollongong and Hertfordshire) – ‘Non-Representational Mind Minding and the Origins of Content’
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Session - Ms Kellie Williamson (Macquarie) - tba
12:30 Session  - Dr David Simpson (Wollongong) – ‘Understanding and Betrayal’
1:30 Closing discussio

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