Catholic University of Portugal (Braga), March 6-8, 2023
Proposals are welcome for the Fourth International Conference on Philosophy of Mind. The 4ICPM conference will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Católica – Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais), in Braga city center.
The main theme of the Conference is “The 4E's [Embodied, Embedded, Enactive, Extended] Approach to Mind/Brain”.
The Conference will deal with topics related to approaches that assume that our mind – in general – is determined by 4 fundamental characteristics: corporeal (embodied) in relation to our senses and relationship with physical reality; embedded in relation to the social and cultural context; enactive, through the subject's active participation in the environment; extended through tools, appliances, other subjects, etc.
The purpose of the conference will be to debate these hypotheses (crossings, dissimilarities, new paths) through the perspective of Philosophy of Mind, but also of Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neurosciences and Artificial Intelligence.
Graduate students, junior researchers and senior scholars are welcome to submit their work.
We invite submission for a 20 minute presentation (followed by 10 minute discussion).
Topics of interest might include (but are not limited to):
- The 4E Cognition Approach to Mind/Brain Debate;
- What is the Relationship between Extended Cognition and ArtificiaI Intelligence?
- Embodied Perspectives and Extended Perspectives on Consciousness and Cognition;
- Consciousness and Social Cognition;
- Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences;
- Bayesian Approaches to the Mind/Brain;
- The Lived Body in Contemporary Neuroscience;
- Brain-Reduced vs Brain-Based Approach to the Mind;
- Relationship between FEP/EM and the 4E's Approach;
- Neural Correlates of Language and Social Cognition;
- Linguistic and Psychological Evidences for 4E Cognition;
- Theorethical and Empirical Challenges to the 4E approach;
- Can a 4E Framework be Coerhently Integrated in Cognitive (Neuro)Science?
- How Technologies (Artificial Intelligence) are impacting what it means to be Human?
- How Language is shaped by Somatic and Cultural Enviormnent?
- What can Mental/Psychiatric Disorders teach us about the 4E's Approach (and vice-versa)?
- Cognition, Action and Perception in the 4E's Approach;
- Brain-Body-Environment Coupling;
- Examples/Caveats of a Neurophenomenological Approach to the Couscious Mind/Brain;
- Philosophy of Perception, Memory, Cognition, Action, Intentionality, etc.;
- The Mind/Body/Brain Problem;
- Relationship between Philosophy and Other Sciences (e.g. Neuroscience, AI, Linguistics, etc);
- Integrated Information Theory, Predictive Processing and Global Workspace Theory;
. Other topics that fall under the general discussion.
An extended abstract of approximately 250-500 words (excluding references) should be prepared for blind review and include a cover page with full name, institution, contact information and short bio. Files should be submitted in doc(x) word.
Please indicate in the subject of the message the following structure:
“ 4th Inter. Conf. First Name Last Name – title of abstract.”
We will have a modality for poster’s presentation. You should indicate explicitly for which modality you are submitting your abstract (talk or poster). Printed posters should be prepared to A0 portrait size: 84cm width x 120cm height.
We intend to produce a collected volume/journal issue based upon contributions to the conference.
Proposals must be sent to 4confphilmind @ gmail.com [remove space]
Further queries can be directed to the same address.