Tag Archives: cognition

[ Workshop] Reasoning in a post-truth world: a look at dual-process models

Last november, the Guardian published an article[1] proclaiming that in order to make sense of our current predicament living in a post-truth world, we should take note of “two fundamental things about what it means to think and talk like a human”. Firstly, there is our vulnerability to all forms of bias and distortion. And … Continue reading [ Workshop] Reasoning in a post-truth world: a look at dual-process models

(Workshop) Getting real about words and numbers

In recent years, the interest in embodied and enactive theories of cognition has been growing. Both in cognitive science and in the philosophy of mind, the dominant representational paradigm has been challenged by putting forward embodied and enactive explanations for various cognitive capacities such as perception, memory and imagination. However, while there is some consensus … Continue reading (Workshop) Getting real about words and numbers

(Lecture) The Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors and Models of Moral Cognition

Do professional ethicists behave any morally better than do non-ethicists of similar social background? If not, do they at least show greater consistency between their normative attitudes and their outward behavior? Despite a long philosophical tradition associating philosophical reflection with improved moral behavior, these questions have never been empirically examined. I describe four possible models … Continue reading (Lecture) The Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors and Models of Moral Cognition

Workshop “Worlding the Brain: Predictive Processing as an Interdisciplinary Concept”

Worlding the Brain: Predictive Processing as an Interdisciplinary Concept Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Amsterdam, Wednesday November 16, 2016. Submission deadline: September 11, 2016 (acceptance on a rolling basis)  ‘Worlding the Brain’ series: This workshop is a continuation of a series of events that started with the international interdisciplinary conference ‘Worlding the Brain: Patterns, Rhythms and … Continue reading Workshop “Worlding the Brain: Predictive Processing as an Interdisciplinary Concept”