Archiwum kategorii: KNEW 2012

Preliminary schedule

Schedule for KNEW ’12 Naturalising Religion
Monday, July 2nd 2 pm Bus leaves Warsaw airport 5 pm Bus arrives at workshop hotel in Kazimierz Dolny 5:30 pm Dinner at hotel

Tuesday, July 3rd 8 am Breakfast for all staying at the hotel 9 am Key Speaker Robert McCauley 11:00 am Coffee break for all workshop participants

11:30 am Konrad Talmont-Kaminski – Preventing truth: How philosophy and psychology of religion fail

12:10 pm Jonathan Jong – Is the cognitive science of religion philosophically interesting? 12:50 pm Mikael Leidenhag – The relevance of emergence in the science-religion debate 1:30 pm Lunch for all workshop participants

2:30 pm Key Speaker Jesper Sorensen – The cognitive mechanisms of ritual: Ritualisation, goal-demotion and representations of ritual efficiency

4:30 pm End of sessions

Wednesday, July 4th 8 am Breakfast for all staying at the hotel 9 am Key Speaker John Wilkins – Naturalising religion: A phylogenetic approach 11:00 am Coffee break for all workshop participants

11:30 am Matthew Schunke and Christopher Pearson – Explanation and the science of religion: A critique of key presuppositions

12:10 pm Martin Lang – Naturalising methods: possibilities of using neuroscience in the scientific study of religion 12:50 pm Łukasz Jędrzejczak – Components of mystical experience evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Can we try it at home? 1:30 pm Lunch for all workshop participants

2:30 pm Guided tour of Kazimierz Dolny

4:30 pm End of tour
Thursday, July 5th 8 am Breakfast for all staying at the hotel 9 am Key Speaker – Helen De Cruz – The tragedy of the theologian? Divine Attributes, theological incorrectness and inference richness 11:00 am Coffee break for all workshop participants

11:30 am Andrew Atkinson – Hyperactive Agency Detection vs. Argument from Design, and the implications for theism

12:10 pm Adam Green – The mindreading debate and the cognitive science of religion 12:50 pm Maarten Boudry – In mysterious ways: On belief in supernatural causation and the truth value of religion 1:30 pm Lunch for all workshop participants

2:30 pm Darren Abramson – Souls in a vat

3:10 pm Karolina Prochownik – Modern philosophical approach to the origin of evil 3:50 pm John Collier – Can current information theory as applied to physics support a belief in God? 4:30 pm End of sessions

6:30 pm Workshop dinner at restaurant in town (cost not covered by fees)

Friday, July 6th 8 am Breakfast for all staying at the hotel 9 am Round-table discussion of workshop theme 11:30 am Bus leaves hotel

2:30 pm Bus arrives at Warsaw airport

Naturalising Religion: Kazimierz Naturalist Workshop 2012

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland – July 2nd to 6th, 2012

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Invited key-speakers

Helen de Cruz (Oxford/Leuven)
Robert McCauley (Emory)
Jesper Sorensen (Aarhus)
John Wilkins (Melbourne)

Call for papers 

Recent scientific research treating religion as a natural, cognitive/cultural phenomenon that is the product of evolutionary processes has the potential to fundamentally alter how philosophers discuss religion. The aim of the workshop is to explore this potential by examining questions such as: What kinds of new philosophical questions regarding religion can now be meaningfully pursued? What is the significance, if any, of the current research for traditional issues in philosophy of religion? Is there scope for a new, naturalist philosophy of religion? Or is it simply that philosophy of religion has come to an end?

Abstracts

Abstracts of less than 500 words will be accepted till March 31st. All submissions should be made through the easychair website. Abstracts will be evaluated on a first come basis so early submission is strongly encouraged in order to avoid missing out on available spots.

Registration and accommodation

Early registrations will be till April 30th. The early registration fee is 150 Euro (reduced rate – 75 Euro), while the late registration fee is 200 Euro. Fees cover the workshop sessions, conference materials, lunches, coffee breaks and the minibus to and from Warsaw airport.

Accommodation is available at the conference hotel. The cost is 100 Euro in total for four nights (July 2nd to 6th) in shared twin en suite rooms and includes breakfasts (limited single rooms available at higher price). Availability of accommodation cannot be guaranteed for late registrants.

Registration and accommodation fees might change in the event of significant movement in the exchange rate of the Polish currency.

Publications

Following the meeting, an effort will be made to publish selected papers from the workshop as either a special issue of an appropriate journal or as a separate volume of collected papers. In addition, participants are encouraged to consider a special issue of The Monist on naturalising religious beliefs, to be edited by James Beebe. That call for papers is not officially connected to the workshop but it is focussed on the same topic and closes soon after our meeting.

KNEW’12 is being organised by Marcin Milkowski (PAN, CPR) and Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (UMCS, CPR) with financial assistance from the Philosophy and Sociology Faculty of Marie Curie-Sklodowska University as well as the Centre for Philosophical Research. 

KNEW 2012 Presentations

We are making the presentations from Kazimierz Dolny Workshop on Naturalising Religion available below.

 

Robert McCauley – Philosophical Naturalism and the Cognitive Science of Religion

Konrad Talmont-Kaminski – Preventing truth: How philosophy and psychology of religion fail

Jonathan Jong – Is the cognitive science of religion philosophically interesting?

Mikael Leidenhag – The relevance of emergence in the science-religion debate

Jesper Sorensen – The cognitive mechanisms of ritual: Ritualisation, goal-demotion and representations of ritual efficiency

John Wilkins – Naturalising religion: A phylogenetic approach

Matthew Schunke and Christopher Pearson – Explanation and the science of religion: A critique of key presuppositions

Martin Lang – Naturalising methods: possibilities of using neuroscience in the scientific study of religion

Łukasz Jędrzejczak – Components of mystical experience evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Can we try it at home?

Helen De Cruz – The tragedy of the theologian? Divine Attributes, theological incorrectness and inference richness

Andrew Atkinson – Naturalising Religion: Some Remarks

Adam Green – The mindreading debate and the cognitive science of religion

Maarten Boudry – In mysterious ways: On belief in supernatural causation and the truth value of religion

Karolina Prochownik – Modern philosophical approach to the origin of evil

John Collier – Can current information theory as applied to physics support a belief in God?

Provisional KNEW 2011 Schedule

September 5th
around 14:00 Minibus leaving Warsaw
around 17:00 Arrival at hotel
17:30-18:30 Dinner at hotel (for all participants)

September 6th
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (for participants staying at hotel)
9:00-10:30 Paco Calvo – Systematic behavior and  the varieties of (representational) vehicles
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:30-13:30  John Collier – A Dynamical Peircean approach to naturalizing representation
Wayne Christensen and John Michael – The representational demands of mind reading
Andrzej Kapusta – Representation and engaged epistemology
13:30-14:30 Lunch (for all participants)
14:30-15:50 Wendy Wilutzky – The bodily representation of emotions
Paweł Gładziejewski – On the relation between folk psychological and scientific concepts of mental representation
15:50-16:20 Coffee
16:20-17:00 Christopher Martin – A process-oriented definition of teamwork with consequences for team cognition and performance

September 7th
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (for participants staying at hotel)
9:00-10:30 Huw Price – Representationalism: My journey from nihilism to dualism
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:30-13:30 Jonathan Knowles – Anti-representationalism and perception
Timo Vuorio – On the very problem of representation
Robert Clowes – Virtualist representation and the heterogeneous vehicles of thought
13:30-14:30 Lunch (for all participants)
14:30-16:30 Walking Tour of Kazimierz
18:00 Conference Dinner

September 8th
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (for participants staying at hotel)
9:00-10:30 Edouard Machery
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:30-13:30 Fredrik Stjernberg – Kinds of representations, kinds of cognition
Piotr Wilkin – Do representations need to represent?
Krystyna Bielecka – Social coordination as an important component of mental representation
13:30-14:30 Lunch (for all participants)
14:30-15:50 Marcin Miłkowski – The role of representation in computational explanations
Katarzyna Kuś and Joanna Komorowska-Mach – Iconic format of core cognition representations
15:50-16:20 Coffee
16:20-17:40 Konrad Talmont-Kaminski – Reference and religious representations

September 9th
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (for participants staying at hotel)
9:00-11:00 Closing discussion
11:30 Leaving Kazimierz