quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2012

“Subjectivity and the Social World”

 Call for Papers:

 “Subjectivity and the Social World”
A multi-disciplinary Postgraduate Conference to investigate Issues relating to the Mind, the Body and Others Organised by the Philosophy Department University of Hull

Friday, 08 – Saturday, 09 June 2012

Key-Note Speaker:

Professor Dr. Michael W. Wheeler, University of Stirling:

“When the Twain Meet: on the 'Intelligible Interplay' between Cognitive
Science and Phenomenology”


We encourage PG students from a variety of academic disciplines to submit
papers. The conference has no clearly defined topic, but strives to
explore issues of individuality in a world shared with others. Paper
submissions are invited from all interested departments, the papers should
address the problem of individuality either

a)    in terms of scientific attempts to account for subjectivity or

b)    in terms of living with others.

Possible areas for contributions:

Ethics and Metaphysics. Issues relating to the free-will/determinism
debate and the question of self-determination, legal and moral
responsibility and personal identity in the context of Law or Politics and
Philosophy of Mind and Body. What is the relation between the brain and
the mind?
In relation to practical issues (what makes a mental illness?) and
In relation to the more general question 'Am I my Brain?’ trying to
explore approaches to connect Mind and Brain in the light of recent neuro-
scientific research, attempts to computer model brain-functions and
artificial intelligence.
In relation to the role of the body in the subject’s relation to others
(embodied consciousness, expression, the ‘problem’ of other minds, being-
with-others, etc.)
This issue could be approached from a multitude of angles, for example:
Psychology, Health & Social Care, Philosophy, but also Politics and Law
(how to legislate for an aging population and degenerative brain-
diseases?) and Computer Sciences.

Epistemology (the scope and justification of scientific theories when
dealing with the mental etc). It also connects science with philosophy and
asks about their respective domains of competence, their methods and
justifications and the achieved ‘levels of description’. Possible contexts
are Psychology, Health & Social Care and Philosophy.

For further information, please get in contact with:

Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair conference system

Submission – Deadline: 27. April 2012

Timeslots of 20 and 30 minutes are available – please specify your time-
requirements when submitting your paper

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