Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (WPCS 2017)

November 22, 2017 - November 24, 2017
Cognition, Language and Perception Research Group (CLP), Philosophy Institute, School of Humanities, University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

Museo del Libro y de la Lengua
Av. Gral. Las Heras 2555
Buenos Aires C1425ASC

Keynote speakers:

Ruth Byrne
Trinity College, Dublin
Mazviita Chirimuuta
University of Pittsburgh
Mark Keane
University College Dublin
Richard Samuels
Ohio University
Robert Stainton
Western University

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Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science

(WPCS 2017)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 22-24, 2017

WPCS 2017 is organized by the Cognition, Language and Perception Research Group (CLP) based in the Philosophy Institute, School of Humanities, University of BuenosAires (UBA).

Meeting description

Recent years have seen a growing awareness of the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to understand the mind/brain. This workshop aims to promote an international forum to share knowledge, issues, and challenges at the interface of philosophy and the cognitive sciences. Some examples of relevant topics are: computation and representation, artificial intelligence, rationality, cognitive architecture, explanation in brain and cognitive science, concepts, perception, language, and consciousness, inter alia. Although we are open to contributions from any area of the philosophy of cognitive science, we look forward to receiving contributions addressing the following areas of inquiry:

- Philosophy of Psychology

- Philosophy of Psychiatry and Psychopathology

- Philosophy of Neuroscience

- Philosophy of Linguistics

- Philosophy of Perception

- Philosophy of Mind 

- Philosophy of Computer Science

- Philosophy of Consciousness Studies

- Philosophy of Animal Cognition

Guidelines for submission

We invite all those interested to send in submissions for 40-minute presentations in English or Spanish –including discussion. Submissions should take the form of a 1500-word abstract presenting the main argument. Submissions should be sent by email in an attached .doc, .pdf or .rtf file to [email protected]. Authors’ names and affiliation should be given only in the text of the e-mail message. The abstracts will be blind reviewed by the academic committee.

Important dates

Deadline for reception of submissions: July 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance/rejection: September 1, 2017

Official languages

English and Spanish. There will not be simultaneous translation.

Free registration is required.

Venue: Museo del Libro y de la Lengua, Av. Gral. Las Heras 2555, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Organizing Committee: Liza Skidelsky (UBA-CONICET), Mariela Destéfano (UBA- CONICET), Sergio Barberis (UBA), Abel Wajnerman Paz (UBA-CONICET), Sabrina Haimovici (UBA-CONICET), Fernanda Velázquez Coccia (UBA-CONICET), Nicolás Serrano (UBA-CONICET), Rodrigo González Wilkens (UBA), Magalí La Rocca (UBA), Cristian Stábile (UBA).

Academic Committee: Santiago Amaya (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia), José Luis Bermúdez (Texas A&M University), Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University), Max Freund (Universidad de Costa Rica), Eduardo García Ramírez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Diego Lawler (CONICET), Victor Longa (Universidad de Oviedo, España), Francisco Pereira (Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile), Gualtiero Piccinini (University of Missouri-St. Louis), Jesse Prinz (City University of New York), Daniel Weiskopf (Georgia State University).

For further information, please see the CLP (Research Group on Cognition, Language and Perception) website, or contact us at [email protected].

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