Interactivism in Perspective: Celebrating Mark Bickhard's Contribution to the Psychology and Philosophy of the Whole Person

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021

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  • Bilkent University
  • Lehigh University
  • Interactivist Summer Institute


Lehigh University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Wollongong
University of South Florida
University of Connecticut
Polish Academy of Sciences
University of the Basque Country
Aarhus University
Bogazici University


Sabanci University
Sun Yat Sen University, Zhuhai Campus

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Title: Interactivism in Perspective: Celebrating Mark Bickhard's Contributions to the Psychology of the Whole Person Dates: 25th – 27th June 2021 Place: Online (Zoom/YouTube)

Conference website (now also including a complete library of Mark Bickhard's work!): Contact: [email protected] Registration (only registered participants will receive the Zoom link before the event!): Conference program can be found at this link.

Since its inception as a model of mental representation, interactivism has developed into a broad theoretical framework for understanding whole persons and their complex socio-cultural ontology. The present conference is a celebration of the work of interactivism's creator and main advocate – Mark Bickhard.

The conference will involve three panels dedicated to three areas of major interest to interactivist theory – normativity, representation, and language. It will also feature traditional talks by researchers working within or in close relation to the interactivist framework.

Panel speakers (including Mark Bickhard in each one): · Normativity (Terrence Deacon, Tom Froese, Alvaro Moreno) · Representation (Dan Hutto, Ruth Millikan, Marcin Miłkowski) · Language (Ruth Kempson and Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, Bert Hodges) Please go to the website for additional materials related to the conference (pre-recorded talks and relevant articles by Mark Bickhard and the other panelists).

Individual talks: Richard Campbell, Robert Campbell, Müge Kuyumcuoğlu, Alex Levine, Georgi Stojanov, Lucas Thorpe, Itay Shani, Jedediah Allen, Adrian Frazier, Robert Mirski

Organizing Committee, Jedediah Allen, Oğuz Erdin, Adrian Frazier, Robert Mirski, Itay Shani

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June 25, 2021, 9:00am EST

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