CFP: XXVIIth SIUCC (Seminario Interuniversitario de Ciencia Cognitiva; Inter‐University Workshop on Philosophy and Cognitive Science)

Submission deadline: May 15, 2018

Conference date(s):
September 26, 2018 - September 28, 2018

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Conference Venue:

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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Call for Contributions XXVII SIUCC

Paper submission deadline: May 15th, 2018.

The Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (SEFA) invites submissions for the XXVIIth edition of the SIUCC to be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the Basque Country, in September 26‐28, 2018, which is focused on the work of the invited guest, Elisabeth Camp.

Elisabeth Camp is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers.  She obtained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, did a post-doc at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and taught at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to Rutgers in 2013.  Her research focuses on thoughts and utterances that don’t fit within the standard philosophical model of the human mind as a propositional operator. In the realm of communication, this includes phenomena like metaphor, sarcasm, and slurs.  In the realm of minds, it extends to maps, non-human animal cognition, imagination, and emotion.  Recent publications include “Why Metaphors Make Good Insults: Perspectives, Presupposition, and Pragmatics” Philosophical Studies, 2017), “Conventions’ Revenge: Davidson, Derangement, and Dormativity” (Inquiry, 2016), and “Wordsworth’s Prelude, Poetic Autobiography, and Narrative Constructions of the Self” (, 2011).

The SIUCC (Seminario Interuniversitario de Ciencia Cognitiva/Inter‐University Workshop on Philosophy and Cognitive Science) annual conferences are three‐day workshops organized under the auspices of the SEFA ( since the creation of the society in 1994. Invited speakers are asked to present three papers, which can be new material or a revision of former work. The seminar intends to trigger discussion and debate through the presentation of 9‐12 contributions related to any of the philosophical topics of the invited speakers’ work.

Camp's current work engages with formats of thought and representation (language, maps, diagrams, pictures); manipulative speech (insinuation, jokes, metaphor); and the epistemic uses of perspectival frames in science and other domains of inquiry.

Recent workshops and keynote speakers have been: XXVI, Madrid: David Velleman; XXV, Valencia: Tim Williamson; XXIV, Valladolid: Jason Stanley; XXIII, Sevilla: Jennifer Hornsby; XXII, San Sebastián: Jesse Prinz; XXI, Granada: Jaakko Hintikka; XX, Barcelona: Crispin Wright; XIX, Zaragoza: Ernest Sosa; XVIII, Madrid: John Perry; XVII, Palma de Mallorca, 2007: Peter Carruthers.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Agustín Vicente, Marta Jorba, Marina Ortega & Adrián Sampedro (University of the Basque Country).

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: The Organizing Committee invites contributions on topics related to Prof. Camp’s work. Extended drafts (not less than 2000 words) should be submitted through Easychair ( ) before May 15th, 2018. Authors of accepted papers will be notified before June 20th, 2018.

For more information, please contact Agustín Vicente at A webpage will be up soon!

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