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Journal of Mind Theory

February 21, 2009


Ricardo Sanz, who is working on autonomous systems at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, is working on putting together a new journal to be called Journal of Mind Theory. The focus of this publication is to be on formal theories of mind. While in Madrid last year I had a chat with him about this […]

Does religion make us smart?

November 2, 2008


Christophe Heintz, a friend of mine from the KLI, has an interesting post concerning institutions that make us smart on the cognition and culture blog: Evolutionary psychologists are mainly attacked for underestimating or ignoring the plasticity of the mind: they seem to underplay the role and extent of learning. To my knowledge, they are much […]

After the Pragmatism and Naturalism workshop

May 12, 2008


I came back on the weekend from the Pragmatism and Naturalism workshop in Tilburg, Holland. Huw Price was the main speaker and it seemed like every second talk was about the Canberra Plan in one way or another, with Frank Jackson’s From Ethics to Metaphysics being mentioned almost more often than Huw’s work. Given the […]

Poznan Cognitivist Society Conference

April 21, 2008


I’m on my way back from Poznan where the Polish Cognitivist Society Conference took place. The paper I presented – Racjonalność ograniczona, błędy systematyczne i przesądy – was a Polish language version of one of the talks I gave in Trondheim in January. Most of the talks at the conference were scheduled to be only […]

Another talk on Simon

April 7, 2008


I have been accepted to give a talk at the Pragmatism and Naturalism workshop in Tilburg next month. It’ll be closely related to the “Good habits, better heuristics” paper that I’m to give in several places but, due to the focus of the meeting, will also deal with Herbert Simon’s relation to pragmatism: Simon’s heuristics, […]

Good habits, better heuristics

March 31, 2008


Here’s an abstract for a paper that I will present a couple of times this year, including at the European Conference of Analytical Philosophy in Krakow and at the Naturalism and Bounded Rationality workshop in Granada: Dual process theories of rationality that argue for the co-existence of mutually complementary analytical and intuitive cognitive processes have […]

Arguments in Torun

March 17, 2008


One of the most interesting centres in Poland for research into the philosophy of mind is Torun. Every year they organise a couple of small conferences with very interesting guests from around the world. In May this year they are holding a meeting on Argumentation as a Cognitive Process that I’ve submitted an abstract for: […]