KNEW 08 Preliminary programme

Kazimierz Naturalism Workshop Preliminary Schedule

September 6th

2:00pm Leaving Warsaw airport

5:00pm Arriving Kazimierz

5:30pm – Grill

September 7th

8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast

8:30am – 10:00am Peter Gärdenfors – Representing actions in conceptual spaces

10:00am – 10:30am Mark Alfino – Naturalizing wisdom

10:30am – 11:00am Coffee break

11:00am – 11:30am G. Randolph Mayes – Naturalizing cruelty

11:30 – 12:00 Christian Cocos – Natural kinds and axiomatic science

12:00 – 12:30 Nicholas Wiltsher – Kornblith on knowledge and natural kinds

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at the hotel

1:30 – 2:00 John Collier – System interpretable signs: Where mere information ends and meaning begins

2:30 – 3:00 Jonathan Knowles – Is naturalism a threat to metaphysics?

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break 3:30 – 5:00

Ingo Brigandt – Reductive naturalism and the use of intuitions: two lessons from biology

September 8th

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 Susan Haack – Belief in Naturalism

10:00 – 10:30 Szymon Nowak – Who is a thinker, and why do we know that?

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30 Rui Silva – Explaining human action: On Susan Haack’s account of the relation between social and natural sciences

11:30 – 12:00 Piotr Leśniak – Three aspects of perceptual states

12:00 – 12:30 Lisa Warenski – Epistemic norms and objectivity: Toward a nonreductive and naturalistic account

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at the hotel

1:30 – 2:00 Marcin Miłkowski – Explicating ontological naturalism

2:00 – 2:30 Tadeusz Ciecierski & Katarzyna Kuś – Towards semantic naturalism

2:30 – 5:30 Exploring the town

September 9th

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 Susan Stuart – Kantian Naturalism

10:00 – 10:30 Piotr Bołtuć – Consciousness and Free Will in future AI and bio-AI

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30 Ryszard Wójcicki – Knowledge systems

11:30 – 12:00 Gergely Kertész – On the role of Lamarckian factors in knowledge processes

12:00 – 12:30 Kevin Delapp – What is ethical naturalism?

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at the hotel

1:30 – 2:00 Paweł Grabarczyk – Naturalized metaphysics

2:00 – 2:30 Timo Vuorio – Metaphor of ‘Two Spaces’ and Epistemological Naturalism

2:30 – 3:00 Karol Polcyn – The intuition of dualism

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break

3:30 – 5:00 David Papineau – The Poverty of Analysis

6:00 – Workshop dinner

September 10th

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 Closing panel discussion

11:00 – 12:00 Lunch at the hotel

12:00pm Leaving for Warsaw

Around 3:00pm Arriving at Warsaw airport

Thinking with hands, eyes and things

  PosterTrends2013Small.JPGWe invite you to participate in the conference “Thinking with hands, eyes and things” that will be held in Torun, from November 8 to November 10, 2013. The event is a part of the conference series TRENDS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

The conference is devoted to extra-neural aspects of cognition as well as controversies related to them.
It is a banal claim that both the body and the environment are involved in our experience of the world. The point, however, is that the whole body as well as its interactions with the environment play a crucial role in our mental processes. Cognition may involve integration with our tools, and we may even delegate some of our thinking to the environment. According to situated cognition and extended mind approaches, humans use elements of their environment as external components of cognitive processes or as means of reducing the complexity of the cognitive problems they face. The theory of affordances connects observers and environments in the act of cognition and cuts across the dichotomy of subjective-objective. Some researchers treat the immune system as a kind of cognitive system. Proponents of embodied cognitive science maintain that aspects of the body beyond the brain play a significant role in cognition. science, technology & society studies seem to support and complement this way of thinking. The claims made above are far from uncontroversial, however. Their critics assert that since research results in cognitive science do not lend sufficient warrant to the theses of embodied, distributed, extended or situated cognition, the non-neuronal body and elements of the environment play a peripheral role in cognitive processing.
Thinking with the body/environment – or thinking in the body/environment? Is the question appropriate or simply misleading in the second decade of the 21st century?