CFP: Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroethics (WPNN 2019)

Submission deadline: September 20, 2019

Conference date(s):
December 9, 2019 - December 11, 2019

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Conference Venue:

C3-Centro Cultural de la Ciencia, CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Topic areas


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 in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics. Although we are open to contributions from any area of the philosophy of cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics, we look forward to receiving contributions addressing the following topics of inquiry:

-Neural representation

-Externalism and internalism in Cognitive Neuroscience

-Neurocognitive models of concepts, perception, language, etc.

-Explanation in brain and cognitive science 

-Consciousness and disorders of consciousness 

-Neuroscientific contribution to unveiling human identity

-Neuronal epigenesis and moral change

-Neuroscience and free will

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 e-mail 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:  September 20, 2019 

Notification of acceptance/rejection: October 21, 2019

Official languages 

English and Spanish. There will not be simultaneous translation. 

Academic Committee: Arleen Salles (Uppsala University, CIF), Liza Skidelsky (Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET), Cory Wright (California State University-Long Beach), Karen Herrera Ferra (Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética-Universidad Anahuac), Eduardo García Ramírez (Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

We are pleased to count with the support of the Human Brain Project (HBP), the Asociación Filosófica Argentina (AFRA), Instituto de Filosofía (UBA), and Centro de Investigaciones FIlosóficas (CIF). 

For further information, please see the GIFICC (Buenos Aires Philosophy of Cognitive Science Group) website, Neuroethics Program website or contact us at [email protected]


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