CFP: Conversations VIII: Body, Mind, Cognition

Submission deadline: September 30, 2012

Conference date(s):
November 15, 2012 - November 17, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Department of History and Philosophy , University of the West Indies
Cave Hill, Barbados

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The broad theme for the eighth Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium (CHiPS) will be issues related to the philosophy of mind and cognition. In keeping with the spirit of our conversations, we hope to bring together thinkers operating in and across different cultural and philosophical traditions as well as other disciplines that share a boundary with philosophy. We invite papers addressing questions and pertinent issues from the field such as: What is mind? How does mind relate to body and the external world? Is cognition embodied and situated? What is self? How can we understand other minds? How do our understanding of mind, body and cognition connect with the social and moral spheres of our lives? We are especially interested in papers that give serious consideration to the role of embodiment in our mental lives. CHiPS encourages dialogue across philosophical traditions, and so particularly welcomes contributions that deal with or compare a variety of philosophical traditions or approaches.   

Our keynote speaker will be Professor Shaun Gallagher. He is Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence, Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis, USA. His secondary appointments include Research Professor of Philosophy at University of Hertfordshire (UK), Honorary Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and Affiliated Research Faculty at Institute of Simulation and Training (UCF). His areas of research include phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, especially topics related to embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time. He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

In an effort to ensure well-prepared, quality presentations, abstracts (300-500 words) are due by September 30, 2012. Participants whose abstracts are accepted by the vetting committee will then be asked to submit their completed papers via email as an attachment in Open or LibreOffice, Word, or Wordperfect by the firm deadline of October 20, 2012. (These papers will then be posted on-line for other participants to consult prior to the conference with the intention that time at the Symposium can be devoted much more to discussion than to exposition of the written papers.) We hope that revised papers will continue to be available on-line: those from the earlier symposia can be accessed from

CHiPS VIII will be held in November 15-17 to coincide with UNESCO World Philosophy Day (this year November 15th).  

Prof. Ed Brandon: [email protected]

Ms. Roxanne Burton: [email protected]

Prof. Frederick Ochieng’-Odhiambo: [email protected]

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