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Past Events

2022 Edition

Keynote Speakers:

  • Albert Newen – “The ALARM Theory of Phenomenal Consciousness”
  • Alistair Isaac – “Aristotelian Cognitive Science”
  • Catherine Stinson – “Adversarial Perception in Deep Neural Networks”

Early Career Researchers:

  • Maja Griem – What Follows Is Play: Intentional Communication in Non-Human Animals”
  • Renee Ye – “Theoretical Commitment in the Comparative Study of Consciousness”
  • José Carlos Camillo  “Does Episodic Memory Represent? An Enactivist Perspective”
  • Rebecca Dreier – “The Nature of Episodic Memory: Belief as Basis Constructivism”
  • Céline Budding – “Tacit Knowledge as a Target of Intervention in Neural Networks”
  • Louis Longin – “Blamed But Not Praised: How AI Advisors Change the Dynamic of Human-AI Interaction”

2021 Edition

Keynote Speakers:

  • Lena Kästner – “Mysterious Multiplexes: On Modelling Mental Illnesses”
  • Somogy Varga – “Social Perception”

Early Career Researchers:

  • Juan Diego Bogotá – “Where There is Life There is Mind… and Free Energy Minimization”
  • Bartosz Radomski – “The free energy principle is not an enactivist’s friend”
  • Valentina Martinis – “The phenomenological criterion and the perception/cognition divide”
  • Francois Kammerer – “Ethics without sentience: Facing up to the probable insignificance of phenomenal consciousness”
  • Rebecca Keller – “(Endogenous) Perceptual states are conceptual”
  • Nina Poth – “The importance of similarity for Bayesian modelling of perceptual categorisation”
  • Wade Munroe – ” Semiotics in the Head: Thinking About and Thinking Through Symbols”
  • Francesco Fanti Rovetta – “The dual role of inner speech in narrative self-understanding and narrative self-enactment”

2020 Edition

Keynote Speakers:

  • Sanneke de Haan – “Is it me or my disorder? Relational authenticity in psychiatry”
  • Rob Rupert – “Self-Knowledge as a Subpersonal Phenomenon”

Early Career Researchers:

  • Roy Dings (RUB) – “Meaningful affordances”
  • Irena Dajić (Vienna) – “The Efficacy of Delusional Belief”
  • Francesco Marchi (RUB) – “Spinozan Self-deception”
  • Michelle Liu (Hertfordshire) – “The Concept of Pain”
  • Guido Robin Löhr (RUB) – “Polysemy and Negotiation”
  • Alexander Miller Tate (KCL) – “Explaining agential pathology in clinical depression”

2019 Edition

Keynote Speakers:

  • Onur Güntürkün – “A Comparative Approach to Consciousness”
  • Rebekka Hufendiek – “The Evolution of Morality and Morality as an Explanandum”

Early Career Researchers:

  • Sheereen Chang – “A Model for Referential Communication Learning”
  • Sabrina Coninx – “Strong Intentionalism and the Issue of Bodily Sensations: Causal Co-Variance and Biological Function”
  • Krzysztof Dołęga – “Attending to the Illusion of Consciousness”
  • Juliana Lima – “Action-Based Indexicality”
  • Thomas Park – “The Location of Pain as Evidence of Its Representational Status”
  • Luke Roelofs – “Mind-Reading, Behavior Reading, and Something In-Between”
  • Ömer Daglar Tanrikulu – “Do We Have Empirical Support for Probabilistic Mental Representations?”
  • Elmarie Venter – “What Indexicality Tells us About Self-Representation”

2018 Edition

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jim Pryor – “Coincident Beliefs”
  • Eva Schmidt – “Objectivism and Causalism on Error, Past, and Future.”

Early Career Researchers:

  • Matej Kohár – “Hacking Representations: If you Could Spray Them, They’d Be Real”
  • Oliver Lukitsch – “Effort, Uncertainty, and the Sense of Agency”
  • Judith Martens – “The Sense of We-Agency ad Its Role in Joint Action”
  • Giulia Martina – “Smell and Objectivity”
  • Jakub Mihálik – “Why the Panqualitysts Cannot Account for Awareness”
  • Luke Roelofs – “Sympathetic Imagination, Conceivability Arguments, and the Metaphysics of Mind”
  • Alfredo Vernazzani – “Do We See Facts?”
  • Douglas Wadle – “Minimal Modalities and Mental Content”
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