Ways of Enaction

September 11, 2017 - September 13, 2017
CS and Philosophy depts, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Av. Mister Hull, s/n - Pici
Fortaleza 60020-181

Keynote speakers:

Marcelo Carvalho
Daniel D. Hutto
University of Wollongong
Erik Myin
University of Antwerp
Tarcísio Pequeno
Universidade Federal do Ceará
Glenda Satne
Universidad de Santiago de Chile
University of Edinburgh


Carlos Brito
Universidade Federal do Ceará
Francicleber Ferreira
Universidade Federal do Ceará
Marcos Silva
Universidade Federal de Alagoas

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III International Colloquium on Colours and Numbers (ICCN)

11 - 13 September 2017, Fortaleza, Brazil

Contemporary philosophical discussion have been developing tenets
in pragmatism (broadly construed) to motivate it as an alternative
philosophical foundation for a comprehensive understanding of
cognition, opposed to a far-reaching representationalist tradition.
They call attention to the import of inherited and embodied practices
and cooperation in order to understand language, intentionality and
cognition. They take seriously evolving biological systems and
situated individuals interacting in communities over time as
preconditions of our rationality, features often dismissed as not
central in the representationalist tradition.

More recently, enactive approaches incorporate further biological
insights into the discussion of cognition, by calling attention to
basic facts about living organisms such as their perpetual activity of
self-construction (autopoiesis), their need to be constantly adapting
to the changing conditions of the environment (adaptivity), and their
selective responsiveness to specific aspects of the environment
creating their own world of significance (enaction). Following on this
trend, radically enactivist approaches, then, take the bold movement
of proposing the complete removal of any residue of representational
content in the explanation of cognition in basic minds, not only for
simple organism but also at human level.

Together with embodied, embedded, ecological approaches, this research
program has been very successful in providing explanations for a wide
variety of basic cognitive phenomena. Now, the enactive approach to
cognition faces the challenge of proving itself relevant for the
investigation of traditional problems related to higher level
cognition involving notions such as information, representation,
thought, etc. To tackle such problems, this conference will welcome
submissions on the following topics:

* Topics of Interest

- Enactivism x Representationalism
- Enactivism and Pragmatism
- Enactivism and Language
- Enactivism and Intentionality
- Enactive approaches to Perception, Memory, Imagination
- Enactive approaches to Formal Sciences as Logic and Mathematics
- Cognition and Artificial intelligence without content

* Submissions

We accept abstracts containing from 700 to 1000 words written in
English describing your work in some of the topics above. Accepted
works will be presented in time slots of 30 minutes.

Abstracts should be sent to:

[email protected]

A volume containing complete versions of selected works is being
planned to be launched after the conference. Authors of selected
abstracts will be invited to submit complete papers to this volume.

* Invited Speakers (confirmed)

Daniel Hutto (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Erik Myin (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
Tarcísio Pequeno (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)
Marcelo Carvalho (Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Glenda Satne (Alberto Hurtado University, Chile)
Mario Villalobos (Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile)

* Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 20 May 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 1 June 2017
Conference Dates: 11 to 13 September 2017

* Scientífic Committee

Carlos Brito (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)
Daniel Hutto (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Eryk Myin (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
Tarcísio Pequeno (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)
Glenda Satne (Alberto Hurtado University, Chile)
Marcos Silva (Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil)
Mario Villalobos (Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile)

* Organizing Committee

Daniel Augusto
Carlos Brito
Francicleber Ferreira
Marcos Silva
Tiago Magalhães
Victor Marques
Yuri Nogueira

* Contact: [email protected]

* For further information about former ICCN’s please visit:
* https://sites.google.com/site/iccn2015/

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