Free, online conference on the philosophy and science of mind!

The Minds Online conference starts today, has three week-long, and ends on September 29th. So mark your calendars and set aside some time to read and comment.

You will find that each Minds Online session has a keynote and a few contributed papers — each contributed paper with its own invited commenters. Papers are posted for advanced reading the Saturday before their session. And public commenting for each session runs from Monday (8am, EST) to Friday.

To be notified when papers go up, subscribe by email (in the menu) or to the Minds Online post RSS feed to receive be notified when papers go up. You can also subscribe to the Minds Online comment RSS feed to stay apprised of comments.

Conference hashtag: #MindsOnline2017. The full program is below:

September 11-15 

Helen de Cruz (Oxford Brookes)
Skilled Seemings


The Dark Side of Morality: Group Polarization and Moral-Belief Formation“, by Marcus Arvan (Tampa)

The Mental Affordance Hypothesis“, by Tom McClelland (Warwick)

Water is and is not H2O“, by Kevin Tobia (Yale), George Newman(Yale), and Joshua Knobe (Yale)

September 18-22

Bertram Gawronkski (Texas, Austin)
Consequences, Norms, and Generalized Inaction in Moral Dilemmas: The CNI Model of Moral Decision-Making


Remembering as a mental action”, by Santiago Arango-Muñoz (Antioquia), Juan Pablo Bermúdez (Externado de Colombia)

The Good of Boredom”, by Andreas Elpidorou (Louisville)

The Unity of Moral Attitudes”, by Derek Shiller

Implicit Bias and the Unconscious”, by Ege Yumusak (Cambridge)

September 25-29

Edouard Machery (PITTSBURGH)
The Amodal Brain


Two Varieties of Cognitive Penetration”, by Greyson Abid (UC Berkeley)

Perceptual Precision”, by Adrienne Prettyman (Bryn Mawr)

Attention and Encapsulation”, by Jake Quilty-Dunn (Oxford)

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