Kazimierz Naturalism Workshop 09

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September 4th – 8th 2009

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland


Invited key speakers

Tim Crane (Cambridge, UK)

Carl Craver (St. Louis, USA)

Álvaro Moreno (UPV/EHU, Spain)

Joelle Proust (Institute Jean Nicod, France)

Ricardo Sanz (UPM, Spain)


Naturalism is currently the most vibrantly developing approach to philosophy, with naturalised methodologies being applied across all the philosophical disciplines. One of the areas naturalism has been focussing upon is the mind, traditionally viewed as a topic hard to reconcile with the naturalistic worldview. A number of questions have been pursued in this context. What is the place of the mind in the world? How  should study we the mind as a natural phenomenon? What is the significance of cognitive science research for philosophical debates? The workshop aims to further the development of a naturalistic view of the mind through focussed, friendly discussion undertaken in the relaxed atmosphere of a picturesque historical town.

Call for Papers

300 word abstracts are invited no later than May 30th and should be accompanied by application forms – people whose talks are not accepted will have the opportunity to withdraw their applications. Submissions should be sent to ktalmont@bacon.umcs.lublin.pl or, by mail, to: Konrad Talmont-Kaminski, Philosophy Institute, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Plac MCS 4, 20-031 Lublin, POLAND. Accepted speakers will have 40 minutes for their presentations, including discussion time. Preference will be given to presentations directly connected to the work done by the key speakers.


Registration and accommodation

Late applications are being accepted till July 30th. Early registration fee is 150 Euro (reduced rate – 75 Euro), while late registration fee (after August 10th) is 200 Euro. Fees are payable upon acceptance of application. They cover the workshop sessions, conference materials, lunches, coffee breaks and the minibus to and from Warsaw. Accommodation is available at the hotel at which the workshop will take place and costs an additional 100 Euro (including breakfasts). for the whole period of the workshop. Availability of accommodation can not be guaranteed for late registrants.


KNEW’09: Naturalism and the Mind is being organised by Marcin Milkowski (PAN, CPR) and Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (KLI, UMCS, CPR) with financial assistance from the Philosophy and Sociology Faculty of Marie Curie-Sklodowska University as well as the Centre for Philosophical Research. The workshop is listed in AllConferences.net, a directory of conferences, events, exhibits, seminars, workhops and the like.
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