Interactivism in Perspective: Celebrating Mark Bickhard's Contribution to the Psychology of the Whole Person
- Bilkent University
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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)
Since its inception as a model of mental representation,interactivismhas 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.
Contemporary cognitive science is undergoing what has been termed “a pragmatic turn”: Opposing the traditional computational views, the current trend focuses on the dynamic, embodied, and embedded nature of psychological phenomena. Many of the theories that have grown to prominence in this action-oriented climate (e.g. enactivism, predictive processing,emulation theoryetc.) share significant common-ground with interactivism, while, nevertheless differing from it in various important respects. “Interactivism in Perspective” offers a theoretical discussion between interactivism and such congenial models, as well as presents research conducted within and in relation to the interactivist framework.
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. There will be no open CFP for this conference, but there will be considerable time allocated to questions from the audience.
Attendance is free and open for all but you are kindly asked to register at
· normativity (Terrence Deacon, Tom Froese, Alvaro Moreno)
· representation (Dan Hutto, Ruth Millikan, Marcin Miłkowski)
· language (Ruth Kempson, Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi)
Richard Campbell, Robert Campbell, Müge Kuyumcuoğlu,
Alex Levine, Johanna Seibt, Georgi Stojanov, Lucas Thorpe
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Jedediah Allen, Oğuz Erdin, Adrian Fraser,Robert Mirski, Itay Shani
June 25, 2021, 9:00am EST
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