ECOM’s Research Group manager, Aliyar, will present his paper ‘Descriptions, Representations, and Prepositional Attitudes in Animals’ at New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Society’s 73rd Annual Meeting in El Paso, Texas.
Author: Ozercan, Aliyar
Aliyar will present at First-Person Science of Consciousness Conf
Our research group manager Aliyar will present his paper ‘Third-Person to First-Person: Understanding Others’ Mental States’ at First-Person Science of Consciousness (Witten/Germany) between May 11 – 13, 2023.
Nimra will present at SPP2023!
Our member Nimra Arif will present her research at The Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2023. Congratulations Nimra!
CFA: Philosophy of Action at 12th Congress of Polish Philosophy
University of Łódź, Polish Philosophical Society and the Committee for Philosophical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences invite philosophers and philosophy enthusiasts to participate in the XII Polish Congress
of Philosophy, which will be held in September 11-16th, 2023 (on the 100th anniversary of the First Polish Congress in Philosophy).
The section Philosophy of Action especially welcomes submissions that aim to discuss
foundational issues and most recent themes related to action and agency. Rigorous and well-elaborated
300-word abstracts may cover a full range of topics in various perspectives and traditions.
Deadline for submissions: April 15th, 2023 (00:00 CET)
decisions: May 15th,
event: September 11-16th 2023;
Submissions via EasyChair:
Drew and Nimra will present at Practical Mental Representations
ECOM members Nimra Asif and Drew Johnson have been selected to give talks at an upcoming conference titled “Practical Mental Representation” (February 16-17, Chapman University, Orange, CA https://philevents.org/event/show/104494). There were only two slots available for contributed talks! They will both be discussing aspects of Ruth Millikan’s work. The conference will be in hybrid format.
Dorit’s new paper (Pragmatically Intermediate Protolanguage)!
Dorit Bar-On’s paper “Pragmatically Intermediate Protolanguage” will appear in a volume titled Evolutionary Pragmatics.
Dorit’s new book (Expression and Self-Knowledge)!
The final draft of a volume co-authored by ECOM director Dorit Bar-On and Crispin Wright, entitled Expression and Self-Knowledge has just been submitted to Wiley. It will appear in their Great Debates series in late 2023.
Eiling Offers a Course in Spring: Language and Thought Seminar
Dear ECOM community,
Just trying to get the word out about a seminar that I’ll be holding in the spring (Wed 12:30-3:20) that may be of interest to some in the community. Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested!
Course Title: (PSYC 5570) Language and Thought: From sound symbolism to abstract concepts
Course Description: How does language shape thought? Are there thoughts that we cannot have without the support of language? Can the language you speak (or sign) affect what and how you think? In this seminar we will explore the relationship between language and thought, touching on topics like sound symbolism (do some sounds naturally tend to be associated with certain meanings?), how labels shape conceptual development (and perhaps help us form concepts we would otherwise not have), and more broadly, linguistic relativity (e.g., the relationship between language and perception).
Time: Wednesdays 12:30-3:20 PM
More info can be found here (and this is a dynamic page which I will be adding more info to).
Happy new year!
Dimitris published a new book!
Dimitris Xygalatas published an amazing book, Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living, from Hachette. Congratulations Dimitris!
Bill’s new paper is forthcoming!
Bill’s new paper “What Is It We Touch?,” will appear in Sensory Individuals (Oxford).