Minds Online 2016 – Program

The editors of the Brains blog, together with the Departments of Philosophy at Florida State University and the University of Houston, are pleased to announce the second annual Minds Online conference program.


The conference comprises four weeklong sessions in September 2016. Each session is scheduled as follows:

Saturday before the session: contributed papers in each session are posted.

Monday of the session: invited commentaries, keynote are posted; public commenting begins.

Friday night of the session: all commenting closes.

To learn more about each presenter, click their name. To read a paper, click the paper title. To read abstracts from each session, click the title of the session.

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Conference hashtag: #MindsOnline2016


September 5-9: Skill, Expertise, and Attention 

KEYNOTE: “Longer, Smaller, Faster Stronger: on skills and intelligence“, by Ellen Fridland (King’s College London)

Session Chair: Rachel Amoroso (Florida State University)

September 12-16: Philosophy of Cognitive Science

KEYNOTE: “Socialized Attention and Situated Agency” Bryce Huebner (Georgetown University)

Session Chair: Andrew Christman (Florida State University)

September 19-23: Meaning, Knowing, Doing

KEYNOTE: “Expression and Meaning: Acts, Products, and ‘Normative Language by Dorit Bar-On (University of Connecticut)

Session Chair: Mirja Perez De Calleja (Florida State University)

September 26-30: Perception

KEYNOTE: “How to solve the paradox of spatial pitch without resorting to metaphors” Ophelia Deroy (University of London)

Session Chair: Paul Rezkalla (Florida State University)




Thank you to everyone who presented, commented, and participated! Thanks also to our wonderful session chairs. And thank you to the many people who helped review submissions!