Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures

 

The Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures were held for the first time in 2007. Check out the programs and publications of those events and the prestigious list of speakers:


Lectures 2015

John Campbell (Berkeley):

1: General versus Singular Causation in the Mind

2. Imagination versus Scientific Explanation

3. Interventions on the Mind

4. The Validity of a Psychological Construct



Lectures 2014

Daniel C. Dennett (Tufts): Explaining Mind

1. Explaining Mind. Cultural Evolution as the Bridge from Absolute Ignorance to Intelligent Design

2. The Competence of nature

3. If Brains are computers, what kind of computers are they?

4. How memes equip our brains for comprehension



Lectures 2013

David J. Chalmers (ANU/NYU): Structuralism, Space, and Skepticism




Lectures 2012

Ned Block (NYU) & Susan Carey
(Harvard): Attention and Concepts


  1. 1.The origin of concepts: the case of natural number (Carey)

  2. 2.How the nature of attention can decide among the major theories of perception (Block)

  3. 3.How iconic memory shows that consciousness is fundamentally different from cognition (Block)

  4. 4.Insights about what we see from crowded perception (Block)

  5. 5.Core Cognition of the Social World (Carey)



Lectures 2011

Tim Crane (Cambridge) &

Katalin Farkas (Budapest):
The boundaries of the Mental


  1. 1.Non-existent objects (Crane)

  2. 2.Psychologism, semantics, and the non-existent (Crane)

  3. 3.What is distinctive of human thought? (Crane)

  4. 4.Extended Minds (Farkas)

  5. 5.Extended Selves (Farkas)

Organization: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen

For more information follow this link.



Lectures 2010

David Papineau (King’s College London)

  1. 1.The phenomenal concept strategy

  2. 2.Mind the Gap

  3. 3.The intuition of distinctness

  4. 4.Mental causation

  5. 5.Are humans just physical machines?

Organization: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen

For more information follow this link.



Selected papers published as a Special issue of Philosophia
(Vol. 39, No. 1, 2011): "Consciousness, Reductionism and the Explanatory Gap", ed. by Leon de Bruin & Albert Newen.




Lectures 2009

John Perry (Stanford): Thinking about the Self

  1. 1.Meaning and the Self

  2. 2.Self-Knowledge

  3. 3.Freedom and the Self

  4. 4.Borges’ Selves”

Organization: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen

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Selected papers published as a Special issue

of the online journal Abstracta (Vol. 5, No.2, 2009): "Proceedings of the Second European Graduate School: Philosophy of Language, Mind and Science", ed. by A. Newen, R. van Riel and M. Sollberger




Lectures 2008

Alva Noë (Berkeley):

Perception, Action and Understanding

1. Conscious Reference

2. Magic realism and the limits of intelligibility

3. Perception without Representation

4. Novel Experiences

5. Presence in Pictures

Organization: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht, for more information follow this link



Selected papers published as a Special issue
of the online journal Abstracta (Vol. 4, No.1, 2008): "Central Topics in Epistemology", ed. by A. Newen and T. Schlicht




Lectures 2007

Shaun Gallagher (Florida)

Body, Agency and Intersubjectivity

This was the inaugural event of this lecture series

  1. 1.Embodied Subjectivity and self-agency

  2. 2.Multiple aspects of agency: phenomenology and neuroscience

  3. 3.Understanding others in action and narrative

  4. 4.Embodiment and understanding other agents: neural resonance and simulation theory

  5. 5.Embodiment, intersubjectivity, and moral personhood