CFA: Summer School of Ideas in Neuroscience
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by Daniel Burnston
4d ago
The following opportunity may be of interest to some Brains Blog readers! https://nenckiopenlab.org/school-of-ideas-2023 ..read more
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Brains Blog Roundtable: Buddhism in Philosophy of Mind
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by Daniel Burnston
1w ago
delighted to announce the next in our series of Brains Blog Roundtables. The topic of this discussion is Buddhism in Philosophy of Mind! Please join Dan Burnston and our very exciting panel, Monima Chadha (Monash), Owen Flanagan (Duke), and Evan Thompson (UBC) for a fantastic discussion about how classical traditions in Buddhist philosophy can inform our current philosophy of mind and psychology! Please see below for links to material cited in the video. Previous roundtables can be viewed at philosophyofbrains.com/category/roundtables. Monima Chadha https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/moni ..read more
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Neural Mechanisms 2023 Talk Lineup Announced!
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by Daniel Burnston
3w ago
Hi All, Our friends at Neural Mechanisms have announced their talk lineup for 2023, and as usual it will be a great set of speakers. See the schedule below, and check out neuralmechanisms.org for more information! February 3, h 16 – 18 (CET) John W. KRAKAUER (Johns Hopkins University) February 17, h 16 – 18 (CET) Gualtiero PICCININI [hybrid] (Unversity of Missouri – St. Louis) March, 3, h 16 – 18 (CET) Chaz FIRESTONE (Johns Hopkins University) March 17, h 16 – 18 (CET) Jolien FRANCKEN (Radboud University) March 31, h 16 – 18 (CEST) Gabriele FERRETTI (Ruhr-Universität B ..read more
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ISPSM Free Online Session: How can philosophers engage in interdisciplinary research?
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by Gualtiero Piccinini
1M ago
The International Society for the Philosophy of the Sciences of the Mind (ISPSM) presents: Practical Session: How can philosophers engage in interdisciplinary research? The session will take place on zoom on the 27th of January 2023 at 4 pm (GMT+1) All are welcome. More information here ..read more
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International Society for the Philosophy of the Sciences of the Mind
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by Gualtiero Piccinini
1M ago
We are delighted to inform the philosophy community of a newly founded international society: International Society for the Philosophy of the Sciences of the Mind (ISPSM) The International Society for the Sciences of the Mind is a hub for connecting researchers around the globe in all areas of the philosophy of mind and related sciences, including but not limited to philosophy of psychology, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of neuroscience. ISPSM aims to host online events, such as an annual ISPSM International Conference and a Seminar Series where the international research ..read more
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The Space Between: Post 4
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by Daniel Burnston
2M ago
Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati and University of the Basque Country The argument for why empathy makes us less, not more, impartial, biased, or objective is simple once the groundwork has been laid. It proceeds in three steps. One: the way that each one of us thinks about the world is perspectival, in the sense of being from the human and the first-person point of view. Such a view is inevitably subjective, biased, and partial. Two: when we take another point of view, we thereby expand, not our human point of view, but the point of view of the person who acts. We come to see how anothe ..read more
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The Space Between: Post 2
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by Daniel Burnston
2M ago
Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati and University of the Basque Country In my last post, I talked in general ways about how the creatures that we are determines our pre-reflective way of thinking about the world. We represent things as occurring in time and space as Immanuel Kant observed, for instance. But what concerns me most is the way we represent the world from a first-person point of view. This, I suggested (you will find a fuller argument in the book), is connected with the fact that we are agents, who need to get on in the world before we have the leisure to reflect on it.   ..read more
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The Space Between: Post 1
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by Daniel Burnston
2M ago
Heidi Maibom, University of Cincinnati and University of the Basque Country Terminology: A first-person perspective contains three sub-perspectives: an agent perspective (how we view ourselves, our own actions, and what happens to us), an observer perspective (how we view others, their actions, and what happens to them), and an interactor perspective (how we view others and ourselves when we are directly engaged with them). In these posts, I only discuss the agent and observer perspectives. —– After enjoying success as an important moral emotion, empathy has fallen on hard times. It is now pop ..read more
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Now Featured — Maibom’s The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works
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by Daniel Burnston
2M ago
This week the Brains Blog will host a series of posts by Heidi Maibom about her exciting new book, The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works! Please join us for the posts and engage in discussion in the comments board ..read more
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Elms, Beeches, and Olive Branches
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by Elmar Unnsteinsson
2M ago
Jimmy Dean sings about JFK as commander of the PT-109 in WW2. At around 2:20 he says: ‘Now, who could guess, or who could possibly know, that this same man, named Kennedy, would be the leader of the nation…’ In my final post, I want to consider a very compelling objection. The objection can be pitched abstractly enough to undermine – seemingly – what I have claimed so far this week. The response to the objection is contained in the final Chapter of Talking About, called ‘Good Cases, Bad Cases,’ although the objection itself is not really formulated in this exact way. When presenting some of t ..read more
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