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February 13, 2012
University of Aberdeen

Conference Room 2, University Office
United Kingdom


  • British Society for the Philosophy of Science
  • Mind Association
  • Scots Philosophical Association
  • Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Keynote speakers:

Hilmi Demir
Bilkent University
Aaron Meskin
University of Leeds
Ruth Millikan
University of Connecticut
Karen Neander
Duke University
Andrea Scarantino
Georgia State University
School of Advanced Study, University of London

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9.05  Welcome    (Conference Room 2, University Office)

9.10 – 10.10  Karen Neander:  Informing the Mind

10.10 – 11.10  Andrea Scarantino: A Probabilistic Theory of Information


11.30 – 12.30  Aaron Meskin:  Three Conceptions of Semantic Information


13.30 – 14.30   Nicholas Shea: Content in Simple Sender-Receiver Models of Communication  (per video link, RG17)


14.45 – 15.50   Ruth Millikan: Natural Information and Root Signs (per video link, RG17)


16.30 – 17.30   Hilmi Demir: Dichotomy or Continuum: Natural Meaning vs. Non-natural Meaning

17.30 – 18.00   Ulrich Stegmann: Three Comments on Probabilistic Information

Attendance is free, but registration required via email to Lunch is provided for speakers only. The workshop is held in Conference Room 2, University Office. The talks via video link are in the Regents Building, room G17.

The workshop is supported by the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Scots Philosophical Association, and the Mind Association. Their contributions are gratefully acknowledged.

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