"Alternative Models of the Mind"


If minds are embodied, embedded, emotive, empathic, enactive and/or extended, then what implications follow for the way we think of minds? How should we conceive of the mind on such alternatives to Cartesian or computational models? Participants at the 33rd annual Spindel Conference will explore philosophical issues concerning notions of intentionality, representation, externalism, and the causal or constitutive roles of affect and affordance, predictive coding, tools and technologies with respect to consciousness and cognition. The conference will provide a forum where representatives of different, dissenting, and sometimes conflicting models in the phenomenology and philosophy of mind are brought together to debate these issues.

Essential Information

Date: October 23-25, 2014

Location: The Fogelman Executive Conference Center

Conference program