Workshop in Foundations of Animal Minds

April 22, 2021 - April 23, 2021
Foundations of Mind Group, Johns Hopkins University

United States

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The Johns Hopkins Foundations of Mind Group will bring together researchers from philosophy and comparative psychology to discuss the foundations of animal minds in a two-day online workshop. We will discuss both foundational methodological issues in the study of animal minds  — How should we study non-linguistic creatures?  What is the appropriate balance between observation in the wild and experimentation, neural and computational evidence? What role can or should thinking about evolution play in psychology and neuroscience? — and issues concerning the foundations of the mind — What are the most important differences between the minds of different species? What forms do or could the most foundational mental capacities take in different creatures?

We aim to have 3 talks per day, with 1 hour for each talk, including time for Q&A, in addition to two half-hour breaks per day with the opportunity for more informal discussion (details of platform and links to be announced closer to the event).  The workshop will run from 13:00 to 17:00 EDT on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of April 2021.

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Colin Allen (History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh) (

Hayley Clatterbuck (Philosophy, UW Madison) (

Chris Krupenye (Psychology, Durham / Psychological & Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins)  (

Alexandra Rosati (Psychology & Anthropology, University of Michigan) (

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Simon Brown (


Jorge Morales (


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