De 23/04/2015 hasta 24/04/2015
V Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science – Life & Cognition
Deadline for submissions: 15th January 2015
Workshop: 23rd-24th April 2015 @ UNED, Madrid (Spain)
The Research Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science (PBCS) aims at bringing together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds: philosophers, cognitive scientists and biologists, working on issues of common interest. In its fifth edition, the organizers would like to keep encouraging young researchers to participate in this fresh and distinctive forum through a call for papers.
This call is addressed to graduate, master, Ph.D. students, as well as Doctors who finished their dissertations during the last three years, working on the areas of Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science.
Topic: The research workshop will focus on the relationship between life and cognition. This tries to bring to light philosophical debates regarding (but not limited to): enactive approaches to biology and cognition, conceptions of life, philosophy of functions, cognition and adaptation, natural kinds, minimal requirements for either life or cognition, ecological approaches to psychology, systemic theories, biological basis of cognitive systems, etc…
Submissions: Applicants must send a detailed summary of the talk (up to 1000 words) in .doc or .pdf format. Summaries are expected to indicate the title of the talk and also highlight the relevance of the topic for the event and a sketch of the main arguments. They can be written in English or Spanish. Applicants must send two copies of the summary: one will contain the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and email contact. The second one will not include names, affiliations, email contact or any kind of information that could reveal the authorship of the document. Submissions should be sent to workshop.pbcs@gmail.com by 15th January 2015. Applicants will receive an answer by 15th February, 2015.
Talks: Each talk will last no more than 30-35 minutes followed by a 10-15 minutes discussion.
Invited speakers: Glenda Satne (CFS – U. Copenhagen) & Xabier Barandiarán (IAS Research – UPV)
Scientific committee: Mª J. Frápoli (UGR), Pepa Toribio (ICREA – LOGOS), Matteo Mossío (CNRS), Dave Ward (University of Edimburgh) & Laura Nuño (KLI)
Organizing committee: Manuel Heras (UGR), Cristian Saborido (UNED) & Víctor M. Verdejo (UCL).
Local committee at UNED: Javier González de Prado, Susana Monsó, Marco A. Joven & Alex Díaz.
Supported by: Department of Logic, History & Philosophy of Science at UNED

More information will be available soon at http://pbcs5.wordpress.com