CFP: Workshop in Foundations of Animal Minds

Submission deadline: February 19, 2021

Conference date(s):
April 22, 2021 - April 23, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Foundations of Mind Group, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, United States

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The Johns Hopkins Foundations of Mind Group will be hosting an online workshop 13:00-17:00 EDT on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of April 2021, on the Foundations of Animal Minds. In addition to talks by our confirmed invited speakers —Chris Krupenye (Psychology, Durham / Psychological & Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins); Colin Allen (History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh); Alexandra Rosati (Psychology & Anthropology, University of Michigan); Hayley Clatterbuck (Philosophy, UW Madison) — we have a small number of spots available for additional talks. 

We invite you to submit an extended abstract (max 600 words) for a 30-40 minute talk on any topic in philosophy of animal minds, including but not limited to: intelligence; associationism and cognitive architecture; memory; the self; emotions; consciousness; mind-reading and social cognition; the senses; reasoning; metacognition; concepts; communication and language; proto-morality; causal understanding and tool use; and methodological issues (Evolutionary Psychology and Evo-Devo approaches, computational approaches to animal minds, Morgan’s Canon, anthropomorphism, the use of model organisms, etc.). Please send anonymized abstracts as PDFs to [email protected] with “FAM Submission” as the email title and author name(s) and affiliation(s) in the body of the email, by 23:59 EST on 19th of February 2021 Notification of acceptance will be by 23rd of March 2021.  Members of groups which are underrepresented in philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please direct any questions to [email protected] or [email protected]

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