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

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