20th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology

August 28, 2012 - August 31, 2012
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology

United Kingdom

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Hagit Borer
Queen Mary University of London
University of California, Berkeley
University of Salzburg
Linda B. Smith
Indiana University


Fabian Dorsch
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Teresa McCormack
Queen's University, Belfast
Barry Smith
Birkbeck College, University of London
Peter Svenonius
University of Tromsø

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This meeting marks the 20th Anniversary of the ESPP. The occasion will be marked by a symposium in memory of former ESPP president, Marc Jeannerod, and a number of talks by other former ESPP presidents (Josef Perner, John Campbell, and Pierre Jacob). Please join us in London to celebrate 20 years of successful interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

Plenary Speakers:

  • John Campbell (Philosophy, University of California, Berkley)
  • Josef Perner (Psychology, University of Salzburg)
  • Hagit Borer (Linguistics, Queen Mary, University of London & University of Southern California)
  • Linda B. Smith (Psychology, Indiana University)


'In and Out of Experience: Personal and Sub-Personal Explanations in Psychology'

Chair: Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy, London)

'The Marc Jeannerod Memorial Symposium'

Chair: Naomi Eilan (ESPP President, University of Warwick)


Chair: Marcel Zeelenberg (Tilburg University)

'Mental Agency'

Chair: Joelle Proust (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris) & Fabian Dorsch (University of Warwick & Fribourg)

‘Understanding and Communication’: there will be three linked symposia on this topic from the projects that form the EuroUnderstanding Programme

Chairs: Guenther Knoblich (CEU Budapest), Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm University), Frank Esken (Salzburg University)

General Aim

The aim of the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology is 'to promote interaction between philosophers and psychologists on issues of common concern'. Psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, computer scientists and biologists are encouraged to report experimental, theoretical and clinical work that they judge to have philosophical significance; and philosophers are encouraged to engage with the fundamental issues addressed by and arising out of such work. In recent years ESPP sessions have covered such topics as spatial concepts, simulation theory, attention, joint attention, reference, problems of consciousness, introspection and self-report, emotion, perception, early numerical cognition, infants' understanding of intentionality, memory and time, motor imagery, counterfactuals, the semantics/pragmatics distinction, minimalism in linguistic theory, reasoning, vagueness, mental causation, action and agency, thought without language, externalism, connectionism, hypnosis, and the interpretation of neuropsychological results.

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