About Minds Online

Minds Online was born in 2014 when the Brains decided to reinvigorate online conferences in the cognitive sciences after prior attempts (going back to 2006) had been put on hold. Our conferences of 2015, 2016, and 2017 brought together philosophy of mind (broadly construed), epistemology (as it relates to philosophy of mind), the philosophy of action, the philosophy of science, and moral psychology, as well as experimental disciplines such as psychology and neuroscience.

The conference has been on hiatus after the 2017 meeting, but you can find programs and presentations from past Minds Online conferences in the menu.

Online conferences have many advantages over the traditional conferences — including increased exposure for presenters, higher quality papers, higher quality commenters, a more manageable pace during the comment period, less expense, and less travel-related frustration. For more about online conferences see our discussion piece “The Future of Online Conferences in Philosophy” (2017). For more detail, see the open access chapter, “Online Conferences: Some History, Methods, and Benefits” (Byrd, 2020) in Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene (DOI: 10.7939/r3-q6mq-0004).

Minds Online has benefitted from many people, including the Departments of Philosophy at Florida State University and the University of Houston as well as the fantastic scholars around the world that have presented in, commented on, and reviewed for the conference.

Conference Organizers:

Cameron Buckner (University of Houston)

Nick Byrd (Florida State University)
Bruce Rushing (University of Houston)

John Schwenkler (Florida State University)