Pragmatism and the Brain

June 2, 2016 - June 4, 2016
Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Asheville

One University Heights
United States

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Anthony P. Chemero
University of Cincinnati
James Giordano
Georgetown University
Jay Schulkin
Georgetown University
John Shook
Bowie State University
Tibor Solymosi
Mercyhurst College


Brian E Butler
University of North Carolina, Asheville
John Shook
Bowie State University

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Conference on Pragmatism and the Brain

University of North Carolina at Ashville
Thursday June 2, Friday June 3, and Saturday June 4, 2016
*workshops on Thursday & Friday
**main program on Friday evening and Saturday


Dr. Anthony Chemero is Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. His research is both philosophical and empirical, focused on questions related to dynamical modeling, ecological psychology, artificial life, and complex systems. He is the author of the books Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (2009) and, with Stephan Käufer, Phenomenology: An Introduction (2014). He is editing the second edition of The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences.

Dr. James Giordano is Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, and Professor in the Department of Neurology and Department of Biochemistry, at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. He has authored and edited many books on neuroscience, neurophilosophy and neuroethics, including Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics (2011) and Neurotechnology: Premises, Potential and Problems (2012).

Dr. Jay Schulkin is a Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University. He studied philosophy and also earned a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books about the intersections of brain science, psychology, and philosophy, such as Naturalism and Pragmatism (2012) and Pragmatism and the Search for Coherence in Neuroscience (2015).

If you can arrive Thursday or Friday morning, join us for workshops with selected presenters along with John Shook (Bowie State) and Tibor Solymosi (Mercyhurst), who recently edited Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain (2014) and Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy, and Pragmatism: Brains at Work with the World (2014). Workshops are open for discussing your ongoing writing projects or new research ideas.

The local host is Brian E. Butler, Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Philosophy Department at UNC Asheville ([email protected]).

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