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Talks from KNEW 2014

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Cristine Legare – Ontogeny of cultural learning

Yuichi Amitani – Species without definitions: Applying psychology to resolve the species problem

John Collier – The strange case of female hormone replacement therapy and cognitive salience

Corinne L. Bloch-Mullins – Concepts as tools of discovery

Miles MacLeod and Nancy Nersessian – Cognitive constraints, complexity and model-building

Matteo Colombo and Rogier De Langhe – Bayesian cognitive science, inference to the best explanatory framework, and the value of specialization

Mark Addis, Fernand Gobet, Peter C. R. Lane and Peter Sozou – Computational scientific discovery and cognitive science theories

Paul Thagard – How scientific creativity results from three brain mechanisms

Piotr Giza – Automated discovery systems and the inductivist controversy

Witold Hensel – On Thagard’s argument for the approximate truth of deepened scientific theories

Krystyna Bielecka – Ludwik Fleck’s account of science and the cognitive science of science

Hugo Mercier – The argumentative theory of reasoning and scientific progress

Renne Pesonen – Intuitive rationality and cognitive expertise

Maarten Boudry and Stefaan Blancke – The epidemiology of pseudoscience

Konrad Talmont-Kaminski – Epistemic vigilance in scientific and religious cognition

Lucas Afeltowicz and Radosław Sojek– Machines, duels and a beauty contest: Cognitive synergy of ‘Aristocratic’ and ‘Craftsmanship’ styles

Adam Toon – Reason, relativism and situated cognition

Additionally, in The Reasoner 8 (10), you can find a report from the workshop.

Cognitive Science of Science: Kazimierz Naturalist Workshop 2014

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland – August, 18th to 22nd, 2014

 

Invited key-speakers

Paul Thagard (Waterloo)

Cristine Legare (Texas at Austin)

Hugo Mercier (Neuchâtel)

Call for papers

Science is usually considered the paradigm of knowledge. Naturally, it has long been the subject of philosophical inquiry. Having moved away from abstract consideration of the epistemic conditions necessary for knowledge, naturalistic philosophical inquiry into science focuses more on the interplay of cognitive and cultural processes that generate scientific knowledge. Indeed, the sophisticated cognition that science involves requires the underpinning of rich social, cultural and material environments – as Nancy Nersessian observes. Science is studied therefore as both a social and cultural phenomenon, not just an individual psychological achievement. Owing to the complex nature of processes that underpin scientific knowledge production, their study has to be interdisciplinary – with a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches being made use of – and integration of various perspectives remains an open problem.

During our workshop we will bring together relevant work from a number of these perspectives, including developmental cognitive psychology, evolutionary explanations of human behaviour, cognitive science, philosophy of science and history of science.

Abstracts

Abstracts of less than 500 words will be accepted till June, 15th. 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 July, 20th. 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 (August 18th to 22nd) in shared twin en suite rooms and includes breakfasts (limited single rooms available at a higher price). The single rooms cost 165 Euro in total. 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 an issue of Avant.

KNEW’14 is being organised by Łukasz Afeltowicz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń), Marcin Milkowski (PAN, CPR) and Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (UFAM, CPR) with financial assistance from the Centre for Philosophical Research.

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The workshop is supported financially by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, August 18th

2:30 pm               Bus leaves Warsaw airport

6 pm               Bus arrives at workshop hotel in Kazimierz Dolny

6:30 pm         Dinner at hotel

 

Tuesday, August 19th

8 am                Breakfast for all staying at the hotel

9:30                 Key Speaker Cristine Legare – Ontogeny of cultural learning

11:00 am       Coffee break for all workshop participants

11:30 am       Yuichi Amitani – Species without definitions: Applying psychology to resolve the species problem

12:10 pm       John Collier – The strange case of female hormone replacement therapy and cognitive salience

 

12:50 pm       Corinne L. Bloch-Mullins – Concepts as tools of discovery

1:30 pm         Lunch for all workshop participants

2:30 pm         Miles MacLeod and Nancy Nersessian – Cognitive constraints, complexity and model-building

3:10 pm         Matteo Colombo and Rogier De Langhe – Bayesian cognitive science, inference to the best explanatory framework, and the value of specialization

3:50 pm         Mark Addis, Fernand Gobet, Peter C R Lane and Peter Sozou – Computational scientific discovery and cognitive science theories

4:30 pm         End of sessions

 

Wednesday, August 20th

8 am                Breakfast for all staying at the hotel

9:30 am          Key Speaker Paul Thagard – How scientific creativity results from three brain mechanisms

 

11:00 am       Coffee break for all workshop participants

11:30 am       Piotr Giza – Automated discovery systems and the inductivist controversy

12:10 pm       Witold Hensel – On Thagard’s argument for the approximate truth of deepened scientific theories

12:50 pm       Krystyna Bielecka – Ludwik Fleck’s account of science and the cognitive science of science

1:30 pm         Lunch for all workshop participants

2:30 pm         Guided tour of Kazimierz Dolny

4:30 pm         End of tour

 

Thursday, August 21st

8 am                Breakfast for all staying at the hotel

9:30 am          Key Speaker Hugo Mercier – The argumentative theory of reasoning and scientific progress

 

11:00 am       Coffee break for all workshop participants

11:30 am       Renne Pesonen – Intuitive rationality and cognitive expertise

12:10 pm       Maarten Boudry and Stefaan Blancke – The epidemiology of pseudoscience

 

12:50 pm       Konrad Talmont-Kaminski – Epistemic vigilance in scientific and religious cognition

1:30 pm         Lunch for all workshop participants

2:30 pm         Lucas Afeltowicz and Radosław Sojek– Machines, duels and a beauty contest: Cognitive synergy of ‚Aristocratic’ and ‚Craftsmanship’ styles

 

3:10 pm         Adam Toon – Reason, relativism and situated cognition

3:50 pm         TBA

4:30 pm         End of sessions

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

 

Friday, August 22nd

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