Philosophy Meets Cognitive Science: A Conference in Honour of Stephen Stich

University of Sheffield, Friday 7 October 2016

International Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) Conference Room, 219 Portobello, S1 4DP, Sheffield, UK

Stephen Stich (Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University and Honorary Professor at Sheffield University) is one of the most distinguished living philosophers of mind.

We will celebrate Stich's work by doing one of the things he likes the most: combining philosophy with cognitive science. In the morning, four Sheffield PhD students will give talks at the interface between philosophy and psychology. In the afternoon, Stich will give a talk on the relevance of empirical research for moral theory.

Everybody is invited. Attendance is free, but please register.

The event is organized by the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies.


8:45: Welcome (with coffee and biscuits)
9:00-9:40 Alexandre Duval "In Defense of the Geometric Module: Answering the Challenge from View-Matching Theories of Reorientation"
10:00-10:40 Adriana Clavel Vazquez "Reinstating the Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance: How Can Cognitive Architecture Help Solve It Once and For All?"
11:00-11:40 Damiano La Manna "Phenomenality is Not the Categorical Basis of Accessibility"
12:00-12:40 Andreas Bunge "The Mental Structure of Implicit Bias"
12:40-14:30 Lunch
14:30- 16:30 Stephen Stich "Question: Can the Empirical Study of Moral Disagreement Resolve the Moral Realism Debate? Answer: No”