Minds, Bodies, and Problems
7-8 June, 2012
Bilkent University, Ankara
High-quality submissions are invited on the many aspects of the mind-body problem.
Some suggested topics include: naturalistic/physicalistic reduction of intentionality and/or phenomenal consciousness, the potential constitutive role of the body in mental states, the extended mind hypothesis, the potential conceptual role of the Peripheral Nervous System in the characterization of mental states/processes, body and mental causation, body/brain and free will, consciousness related topics in neuro- and bio-ethics, potential novel philosophical implications of focusing on less studied sense modalities: olfaction, proprioception, interoception, kinesthesia, etc.
Self-standing papers are preferred rather than papers responding to/commenting on another paper or book. Each talk will be 45 minutes long, including Q&A.
Prof. Murat Aydede (University of British Columbia)
Prof. David Chalmers (Australian National University/New York University)
Prof. Tim Crane (Cambridge University)
Prof. Katalin Farkas (Central European University)
Prof. Shaun Gallagher (U. of Memphis/U. of Hertfordshire)
Interested speakers should submit an extended abstract (500-1000 words) by uploading it to the system to be found on the website of the conference: http://minds.bilkent.edu.tr/
Submissions will be blindly refereed by a group of people comprising some of the keynote speakers, some of the faculty members of the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent University, and some members of the Turkish philosophical community.
We will select 8-10 speakers based on the submitted abstracts, and every effort is made to publish the final versions of the papers in an edited volume. The criteria of selection are both the perceived quality of the papers and the maximization of the conference’s overall diversity as far as the topics are concerned.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 January, 2012.
Expected date of a decision: 1 March, 2012.
Organizer: Dr. István Aranyosi (Bilkent University)