CFP: Intelligence: Human, Animal, Machine

Submission deadline: January 31, 2019

Conference date(s):
April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019

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Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, UMSL Philosophers' Forum
St. Louis, United States

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Intelligence: Human, Animal, Machine

Call For Papers
13th Annual Gateway Graduate Conference
April 13-14, 2019, St. Louis, MO
Deadline Extension: January 31, 2019

 
Keynote Speakers: Colin Allen, University of Pittsburgh
                               Carl Craver, Washington University in St Louis

 
The graduate students of the University of Missouri-St. Louis invite high quality paper submissions by graduate students. The topic “Intelligence: Human, Animal, Machine” was chosen to inspire paper submissions from diverse disciplines and philosophical approaches. We share a few research questions to represent this range; however, it’s not required or expected that papers specifically address any of these questions:

  • Is there anything unique about human intelligence?
  • What is the relationship between consciousness and intelligence?
  • What are the ontological and/or epistemic criteria for comparing intelligence?
  • To what extent do the laws of nature constrain intelligence? Is it limitless?
  • Is all intelligence epistemic?
  • How can we teach self-driving cars to drive like humans? Or is it possible to program morality?
  • What are the moral considerations surrounding the development of artificial intelligence?
  • What are the methodological concerns with researching animal cognition?

Papers should be no longer than 3,500 words. Submissions should be prepared for blind review, and submitted with a separate cover sheet including name, institutional affiliation, contact information, paper title, word count, and an abstract of no more than 300 words. They can be sent to umslphilosophersforum@gmail.com. All submissions are due by January 15, 2019. We will respond to those submitted regarding their acceptance within three weeks of the deadline.

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