Gallagher and Menary to give papers at Bochum 19-21 July 2012

Interfaces of the Mind

Philosophical Workshop

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

July 19-21, 2012

Invited Speakers

Kenneth Aizawa

Ron Chrisley

Helena de Preester

Shaun Gallagher

Holger Lyre

Richard Menary

Angela Mendelovici

Kristof Nyíri

David Pitt

Andreas Roepstorff

Robert Rosenberger

Robert Rupert

Hans Bernhard Schmid

Corrado Sinigaglia

Jan Slaby


Participation is free but places limited. Please register
(until July 1st) by email to nike.zohm (at)


Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht (Bochum)

Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vosgerau (Düsseldorf)

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Menary and Kirchhoff to give papers at Amsterdam Conference

Place: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
June 6-7, 2012
Eindhoven University of Technology

According to the thesis of extended cognition, cognitive processes do not need to be located inside the skin of the cognizing agent. Humans routinely engage their wider artifactual environment to extend the capacities of their naked brain. They often rely so much on external aids (notebooks, watches, smartphones) that the latter may become a proper part of the cognizing mind.

The thesis of extended cognition has been influential in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, linguistics, informatics, and ethics, but, surprisingly, not in contemporary epistemology. The discipline concerned with one of the most remarkable products of human cognition, viz. knowledge, has largely ignored the suggestion that her main object of study might be produced by processes outside the human

The purpose of the conference therefore is to examine the impact of extended cognition on epistemology. Papers presented at the conference have gone through peer-review already, for an upcoming special issue of Philosophical Explorations on the topic of “Extended Cognition and Epistemology” (guest-edited by Andy Clark, Duncan Pritchard and Krist Vaesen).

Day 1 – June 6
10:30-10:50 Registration
10:50-11:00 Introduction (Krist Vaesen)
11:00-12:00 Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern) “Epistemic extendedness, testimony, and the epistemology of instrument-based belief”
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Michael Kirchoff & Will Newsome (Macquarie) “Distributed Cognitive Agency in Virtue Epistemology”
14:00-15:00 Adam Green (Innsbruck) “Extending the credit theory of knowledge”
15:00-15:20 Coffee
15:20-16:20 Fred Adams (Delaware) “Extended cognition meets epistemology”
16:20-17:20 Richard Menary (Macquarie) “Cognitive practices and cognitive character”
17:20 – … Drinks and dinner
Day 2 – June 7
9:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-11:00 Ronald Giere (Minnesota) “Scientific cognition: human centered but not human bound”
11:00-12:00 Evan Butts (Geneva) “Mentalism is not epistemic ur-internalism”
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Tom Roberts (Exeter) “You do the maths: rules, extension, and cognitive responsibility”
14:00-15:00 Paul Loader (Sussex) “The epistemic/pragmatic distinction”
15:00-15:20 Coffee
15:20-16:20 Ken Aizawa (Centenary) “Distinguishing virtue epistemology and extended cognition”
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Menary to give paper to London Expertise Research Group, at King’s College London

Menary will give a paper on ‘Extended Expertise’ to the London Expertise Group on the 1st June at 5.00 p.m. in the Department of Educational and Professional Studies KCL, Waterloo Road Campus, room 1/16.

Members of the group include: Mark Addis, Christopher Winch, Fernand Gobet, Jan Derry, Paul Snowdon, Geoffrey Hinchcliffe, Ben Kotzee and Gerald Lum.

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Special Issue on Extended Cognition and Epistemology

New special issue of Philosophical Explorations on extended cognition and epistemology   with papers by Richard Menary and Michael Kirchhoff. Can be found here.

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Epistemology, Embodied Cognition and Expertise Workshop

The workshop will be held in room R141 on the de Havilland campus Hatfield.

9th July

8.30 – 9 registration and coffee

9 – 10.15 Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern)

Epistemic Extendedness: Natural and Artificial

10.15 – 11.30 Richard Menary (Macquarie)

The Extended Expert

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee

12.00 – 1.15 Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Amsterdam/Groningen)

An Extended Cognition Perspective on Uses of Formalisms

1.15 – 2.30 Lunch

2.30 – 3.30 Michael Kirchhoff (Wollongong)


3.30 – 4 Coffee

4 – 5.15 Shaun Gallagher (Central Florida)

An Education in Narratives

7 pm conference dinner

10th July

9 – 10.15 Dan Hutto (Hertfordshire)

Elementary Mind Minding

10.15 – 11.30 David Simpson (Wollongong)


11.30 – 12.00 Coffee

12.00 – 1.15 Christopher Winch (King’s College London)


1.15 – 2.30 Lunch

2.30 – 3.30 Britt Harrison (Hertfordshire)

The Ability Intuition and Know-How

3.30 – 4 Coffee

4 – 5.15 Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern)


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Epistemology, Embodied Cognition and Expertise Workshop

As part of the Australian Research Council Project: Embodied Virtues and Expertise, we are holding a two day workshop at the University of Hertfordshire on the 9th and 10th of July 2011. The Project brings together for the first time two major areas of contemporary research: embodied cognition and virtue epistemology. It seeks to provide a theoretical framework that successfully explains expert performance. This workshop will be a first step towards developing an understanding of the relationship between embodied knowledge, reliable cognitive traits, distributed expertise and the ability to reflect upon performance and cognitive character.

The workshop will be held at the de Havilland campus in room R141. Contact Joanna Gillies for details of how to attend:

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Map of University of Wollongong: Workshop: Expertise, Pedagogy and Practice

Map of University of Wollongong

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