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Prospective Key Speakers


Tim Crane (Cambridge, UK)
Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy
Areas of research:

  •   Philosophy of mind
  •  Metaphysics

Carl Craver (St. Louis, USA)
Associate Professor in Philosophy
Areas of research:

  • Philosophy and history of neuroscience and psychology
  • Philosophy of biology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics

  Image  Álvaro Moreno (UPV/EHU, Spain)
Associate professor at the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science
Areas of research:

  • Philosophy of biology and general philosophy of science
  • Self-organization and complex systems
  • Artificial life
  • Origin of cognition
  • Science studies

Joelle Proust (Institute Jean Nicod, France)
Director of research
Areas of research:

  • Philosophy of mind
  • Intentionality
  • Animal cognition
  • Agency, personal identity and awareness


Ricardo Sanz (UPM, Spain)
Professor in Systems Engineering and Automatic Control
Areas of research:

  • Mind Theory
  • Autonomous systems

Kazimierz Naturalism Workshop 09



September 4th – 8th 2009

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland


Invited key speakers

Tim Crane (Cambridge, UK)

Carl Craver (St. Louis, USA)

Álvaro Moreno (UPV/EHU, Spain)

Joelle Proust (Institute Jean Nicod, France)

Ricardo Sanz (UPM, Spain)


Naturalism is currently the most vibrantly developing approach to philosophy, with naturalised methodologies being applied across all the philosophical disciplines. One of the areas naturalism has been focussing upon is the mind, traditionally viewed as a topic hard to reconcile with the naturalistic worldview. A number of questions have been pursued in this context. What is the place of the mind in the world? How  should study we the mind as a natural phenomenon? What is the significance of cognitive science research for philosophical debates? The workshop aims to further the development of a naturalistic view of the mind through focussed, friendly discussion undertaken in the relaxed atmosphere of a picturesque historical town.

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Preliminary programme

September 4th

2:00 Leaving Warsaw airport

about 5:00 Arriving in Kazimierz

5:30-6:30 Dinner


September 5th

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:50 Ricardo Sanz – The nature of knowledge from an autonomous systems perspective

9:50-10:30 Majid Davoody – NAI: Can AI get naturalized?

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-1:00 Piotr Bołtuć – The engineering thesis in machine consciousness

Paweł Grabarczyk – Do animals see any objects?

Samuli Pöyhönen – Carving the psyche by its joints: natural kinds and the social construction in psychiatry

1:00-2:00 Lunch


Tadeusz Ciecierski – Qualia as properties

Jonathan Knowles – Naturalism and the mind-world relation

3:20-3:50 Coffee

3:50-5:10 Alvaro Moreno – A biological perspective of the nature of cognition. Some remarks for a naturalistic program

5:10-6:10 Dinner (in town)


September 6th

8:00-8:30 Breakfast


Rodrigo González – Conceivable experiences, naturalism and the explanatory gap

Dimitris Platchias – A HOT solution to the problem of the explanatory gap

Joanna Klimczyk – What is wrong with the buck-passing account of value? On some problems with the naturalistic approach to value

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break


Argyris Arnellos – Naturalising Autonomy – On the neurobiological grounding of emotions

Colin Cheyne – Emotion, Fiction and Naturalism

John Collier – Rationality and Motivation

Juraj Hvorecky – Normativity, emotion and evolution

1:40-2:40 Lunch


Marcin Miłkowski – Sciences of re-engineering

Konrad Talmont-Kaminski – Evolution, generative entrenchment and the bounds of rationality

3:50-4:20 Coffee Break

4:20-5:40 Tim Crane – Mental substances and their powers

5:40-6:0 Dinner (in town)


September 7th

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:50 Carl Craver – Memory and Moral Agency: A Case Study in Clinical Moral Psychology

9:50-10:30 Thomas Polger – Realisation & mechanism

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break


Benoît Dubreuil – The evolution of the mind: from mental phenomena to (increasingly) plausible mechanisms

Krystyna Bielecka – How truth can be a relational property: Deflationary concept of truth as a relation

Sinem Elkatip – Undermining the distinction between experiences and subjects of experiences

1:40-2:40 Lunch

2:40-4:40 Guided tour of Kazimierz

6:00- Conference Dinner (in town)


September 8th

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-10:30 Closing presentation & discussion

11:00-12:00 Lunch

12:00 Leaving for Warsaw

3:00 Arriving Warsaw airport

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