Bence Nanay’s research group

 

 Funded by: 

European Research Council Consolidator Grant 2017-2022 (1,967,138 Euros)

FWO Odysseus Grant 2011-2019 (987,100 Euros)

FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 2011-2015 (100,000 Euros)

University of Antwerp BOF LP Grant 2011-2015 (190,000 Euros)

University of Antwerp BOF KP Grant 2011-2012 (7,500 Euros)

University of Antwerp BOF Bridge Grant 2012-2013 (43,500 Euros)

FWO Internationale Coordinatie Actie (300,000 Euros)

FWO postdoctoral grant 2013-2016 (244,035 Euros)

FWO predoctoral grant 2013-2017 (196,000 Euros)

Horizon 2020 Marie Curie IR Grant 2015-2016 (93,500 Euros)

Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen 2015-2017 (20,000 Euros)

FWO Project Grant 2016-2019 (292,360 Euros)

The philosophy of transformative experience grant (University of Notre Dame) 2016-2017 (57,725 USD = 51,500 Euros)

The philosophy of self-control grant (Florida State University) 2016-2017 (67,535 USD = 60,000 Euros)

FWO predoctoral grant 2016-2020 (241,000 Euros)

 

 

Current Postdocs: 

Peter Fazekas (2013-ongoing)

Patrick Butlin (2016-ongoing)

Anna Ichino (2016-ongoing)

Alex Geddes (2016-ongoing)

Lu Teng (2016-ongoing)

Manolo Martinez (2016-ongoing)

 

Past Postdocs: 

Maja Spener (2012-2013) – now permanent position (Lecturer) at the University of Birmingham

Carolyn Dicey Jenning (2012-2013) – now permanent position (Assistant Professor) at the University of California, Merced 

Craig French (2012-2013) – now permanent position (Lecturer) at the University of Nottingham

Will Davies (2013-2014) – now permanent position (Lecturer) at the University of Birmingham

Jacob Berger (2013-2014) – now permanent position (Assistant Professor) at the Idaho State University

Dan Cavedon-Taylor (2014-2015) – now lecturer at Brasenose College, Oxford and Fellow of Institute of Philosophy, London

Chiara Brozzo (2014-2015) – now postdoc at the University of Tubingen

Laura Gow (2014-2016) – now postdoc at the University of Cambridge

Margot Strohminger (2014-2016) – now postdoc at the University of Salzburg

Maarten Steenhagen (2015-2016) – now lecturer at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Grace Helton (2015-2016) – now postdoc at the Princeton Society of Fellows

PhD students, past and present: 

Angelica Kaufmann (PhD, 2015, now postdoc at Columbia University and the University of Gottingen)

Nick Young (PhD, 2016 – now postdoc at the University of Milan)

Gabriele Ferretti (PhD, 2016, joint between University of Antwerp and University of Urbino)

Kris Goffin (PhD, ongoing)

Ryan Doran (PhD, ongoing, joint between University of Antwerp and University of Sheffield)

Nicolas Alzetta (PhD, ongoing)

 

Long-term academic visitors: 

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State University) Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, June 2015 – August 2016 

Dimitria Gatzia (University of Akron), August 2016 – December 2016

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Workshop on the role of imagination in epistemology, March 16, 2017 

 

Call for papers!

 

Confirmed speakers:

Dominic Gregory (Sheffield)

Francisco Berto (Amsterdam)

Lu Teng (Antwerp)

Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma State University)

 

Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: February 1, 2017 (tight deadline!!!). Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

 

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Conference on cognitive penetration and mental imagery, March 29-30, 2017 

 

Call for papers

 

Confirmed speakers:

Anya Farennikova (Bristol)

Gary Lupyan (Wisconsin)

Joel Pearson (University of New South Wales)

Athanasios Raftopoulos (Cyprus)

Nicholas Silins (Cornell)

Christoph Teufel (Cardiff)

 

Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: February 7, 2017 (tight deadline!!!). Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

 

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Workshop on memory and mental imagery, April 20, 2017 

 

Call for papers

 

Confirmed speakers:

Robert Briscoe (Ohio University)

Dorothea Debus (York)

Alex Geddes (Antwerp)

Bruno Laeng (Oslo)

 

Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: February 14, 2017 (tight deadline!!!). Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

 

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Introspection sucks: Workshop with Eric Schwitzgebel, May 30, 2017 

 

Call for papers

 

Confirmed speakers:

Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside)

 

Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: February 28, 2017. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

 

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Belief, imagination and subdoxastic atttudes: Workshop with Laurie Paul and Eric Schwitzgebel, May 31, 2017 

 

Call for papers:

 

Confirmed speakers:

L. A. Paul (UNC)

Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside)

 

Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. There are no parallel sections. Only blinded submissions are accepted. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: February 28. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

 

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Spring Talk Series, Spring 2017 

 

February 2: Nick Shea (London)

February 23: Jack Lyons (Arkansas)

March 9: Stacie Friend (Birkbeck) and Cynthia Freeman (Houston)

May 19: Tim Crane (Cambridge) and Kati Farkas (CEU)

June 1: L. A. Paul (UNC) (5th Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture)

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Talks Fall/Winter 2016 

 

September 20: Dustin Stokes (Utah) and Derek Brown (Brandon)

December 15: Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College)

December 20: Anders Nes (Oslo) and Simon Prosser (St Andrews)

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Workshop on synaesthesia and multisensory integration. November 17, 2016. 

 

Ophelia Deroy (Munich)

Mirko Farina (King’s College, London

Dimitria Gatzia (University of Akron)

Fiona Newell (Trinity College Dublin)

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Workshop on the Direction of Fit. November 9, 2016. 

 

Hilla Jacobson (Ben Gurion University)

Kim Frost (Syracuse University)

Alex Gregory (University of Southampton)

Patrick Butlin (University of Antwerp)

One slot reserved for a contributed paper.

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Symposium on the Philosophy of Photography. September 28, 2016 at the FotoMuseum Antwerp. 

 

Diarmuid Costello (Warwick)

Bert Danckaert (photographer, Academie, Antwerp)

Gotz Diergarten (photographer, Frankfurt)

Jason Gaiger (Oxford)

Dom Lopes (University of British Columbia

Alison Nordstrom (Eastman Museum Rochester)

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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Antwerp

 

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Antwerp. The postdoc will be part of Bence Nanay’s research group (funded by FWO, FP7 CIG and BOF UA) and will work with Professor Nanay. The length of the fellowship is one year. The pay is (for US and UK standards) very generous. Postdoctoral researchers in Belgium are public employees with very generous benefits. The research group has five postdocs at the moment. 

 

There are no teaching obligations. The postdoctoral researchers is expected to work on joint projects with Professor Nanay. So the candidate should have significant overlap of research interests with Nanay. In fact, one of the main selection criteria is the compatibility between the candidate's research project and Nanay’s research – see his publication list: http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/bence.nanay. Applicants with research record on mental imagery and/or attention and/or desires are especially encouraged in this round.  

 

It is desirable that the candidates have strong background in philosophy of mind in the analytic tradition and some background in the empirical sciences. Candidates are encouraged to email nanay@berkeley.edu if they have doubts about whether their profile matches this call. Candidates must have a PhD degree in philosophy (PhD has to be officially awarded before the staring date).   

 

In the light of recent findings on implicit bias, the candidates are asked to send their application material fully anonymized: Please send an anonymized cv, an anonymized max 5000 word writing sample and an anonymized max 1-page outline of what joint papers/projects the candidate envisages to write/have with Professor Nanay to nanay@berkeley.edu and have two letters of reference (which obviously shouldn't be anonymized) sent to the same email address. Please write ‘Postdoc: Phil Mind’ in the subject line of any email sent. 

 

Deadline: April 13, 2016 

Starting date of the position: Summer 2016 (somewhat negotiable)

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Conference on Auditory Perception. June 30-July 1, 2016. 

 

Casey O’Callaghan (Washington University)

Elvira Di Bona (Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem)

Matt Nudds (University of Warwick)

Matt Soteriou (University of Warwick)

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Fifth Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture, May 19, 2016

 

Stephen Stich (Rutgers)

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Conference on Intuitions and Beliefs. May 18-19, 2016. 

 

John Bengson (Wisconsin)

Grace Helton (Antwerp)

Eric Mandelbaum (Baruch College, CUNY)

Stephen Stich (Rutgers)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State University/Antwerp)

Asa Wikforss (Stockholm)

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Workshop on Aesthetics and emotions. March 16, 2016. 

 

Sabine Doering (University of Tuebingen)

Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland, College Park)

Myriam Albor (UNAM)

Filippo Contesi (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Kris Goffin (Antwerp)

Stephane Lemaire (Rennes)

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Workshop on Mental imagery. March 3, 2016. 

 

Ophelia Deroy (University of London)

Christopher Mole (University of British Columbia)

Rob van Lier (Nijmegen)

Jake Quilty-Dunn (CUNY Graduate Center)

Adam Zeman (Exeter)

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Workshop on Top-down influences on perception. February 25, 2015. 

 

Christopher Gauker (University of Salzburg)

Jesse Prinz (CUNY Graduate Center)

Katia Samoilova (University of Tubingen)

Josefa Toribio (Barcelona)

Alberto Voltolini (University of Torino)

Johan Wagemans (Leuven)

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Talk series on the perception/cognition divide, Spring 2016

 

February 11: Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)

March 17: Jonathan Cohen (University of California, San Diego)

April 14: Manolo Martinez (University of Barcelona)

April 28: Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow)

May 12: Alex Byrne (MIT)

May 19: Stephen Stich (Rutgers)

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Workshop on Picture perception. February 9, 2016. 

 

Solveig Aasen (Oslo)

Whitney Davis (University of British Columbia)

John Hyman (Oxford University)

Paul Smith (University of Warwick)

Maarten Steenhagen (Antwerp)

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Workshop on Analog content and magnitudes. November 3, 2015. 

 

Brian Ball (Oxford University)

Jacob Beck (York University)

Christopher Peacocke  (Columbia University)

Johanna Wolff (Hong Kong University)

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Call for papers 

Workshop on Analog content and magnitudes. November 3, 2015. 

 

Confirmed speakers: 

Christopher Peacocke  (Columbia University)

Jacob Beck (York University)

 

Some slots are reserved for contributed papers. There are no parallel sections. Travel and accommodation may be covered (at least partially). Only blinded submissions are accepted. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: September 20, 2015 (only three weeks from now!!!). Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

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ESSAY PRIZE: Mental imagery

 

Topic: Mental imagery in (contemporary, analytic) philosophy of perception.  

 

Eligibility: The Essay Prize is open to those who received their PhD after May 2006 or who are PhD students. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: November 15, 2015. Essays should be sent, suitable for blind refereeing, to nanay@berkeley.edu

 

Prize money: 2,000 Euros. The author of the winning essay will be invited to give a presentation at a major workshop on mental imagery some time in Spring 2015 at the University of Antwerp.

 

Previous winners of the essay prize include Ian Phillips, Manolo Martinez, Ben Young, Hong Yu Wong and Eric Mandelbaum.

 

Publication: We have an agreement with the Journal of Consciousness Studies that they would publish the winning essay(s) (if the author is interested). 

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Conference on Desire and Action 

 

When: Spetember 23-25

Where: P002, Prinsstraat, Antwerp

Who:

 

Stephen Butterfill (Warwick)

Agnes Moors (Leuven)

Peter Railton (Michigan

Tim Schroeder (Ohio State)

Joshua Shepard (Oxford)

Neil Sinhababu (Singapore) 

 

Registration: 100 Euros (including conference dinner). Send an email to Angelica Kaufmann (angelica.kaufmann@gmail.com) to register. 

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Workshop on imagination and mental imagery

 

When: June 9-10, 10.00am-5.15pm

Where: S004, Sint-Annestraat, Antwerp

Who:

 

Margherita Arcangeli (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Robert Hopkins (NYU)

Peter Langland-Hassan (University of Cincinnati)

Sam Liao (University of Leeds)

Albert Newen (Ruhr Universitat Bochum)

Paul Noordhof (University of York)

Margot Strohminger (University of Antwerp)

Daniela Tagliafico (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Uku Tooming (University of Tartu)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State University and University of Antwerp)

  

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Workshop on absence perception

 

When: May 21, 10-6pm

Where: P.002, Prinsstraat 10, Stadcampus, Antwerp

Who: 

 

Roberto Casati (Institut Jean Nicod)

Dan Cavedon-Taylor (University of Antwerp)

Jerome Dokic (Institut Jean Nicod)

Anya Farennikova (University of Bristol)

Roy Sorensen (Wahington University, St Louis)

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Workshop with Ned Block

 

When: May 12, 10.30am-5.15pm

Where: S004, Sint-Annestraat, Antwerp

Who:

Tony Cheng (UCL)

Sascha Fink (Osnabruck)

Peter Fazekas (Aarhus)

James Stazicker (Reading)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State/Antwerp) 

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Workshop on the multimodality of perception

 

When: April 30, 2015

Where: TBA, Stadcampus, Antwerp 

Who: 

 

Robert Briscoe (Ohio University)

Frederique de Vignemont (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto)

Matthew Nudds (University of Warwick)

 

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Spring 2015 Speaker series: Unconscious Mental Processes 

 

February 12: Axel Cleeremans (Brussels)

March 5: Julien Deonna (University of Geneva)

March 12: Galen Strawson (University of Texas at Austin)

March 19: Ian Philips (University of Oxford)

March 26: Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)

May 7: Ophelia Deroy (University of London)

My 13: Ned Block (New York University) – Fourth Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture

 

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Conference on intentions, distal and proximal

 

When: December 10-11, 2014

Where: TBA, Stadcampus, Antwerp 

Who: 

 

Pleanry speakers:

Al Mele (Florida State University)

Elisabeth Pacherie (Jean Nicod Institute, Paris)

Neil Sinhababu (University of Singapore)

Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University)

 

Speakers:

Avery Archer (Tennessee)

Chiara Brozzo (Antwerp)

Silvia Felletti and Fabio Paglieri (Rome)

Jens Gillessen (Halle)

Frank Hindriks (Groningen)

Gregor Hochstetter (Tubingen)

Zachary Irving (Toronto)

Angelica Kaufmann (Antwerp)

Philippe Lusson (NYU)

 

Registration: 150 Euros (including lunch, coffee and conference dinner). Send an email to Angelica Kaufmann (Angelica.Kaufmann@ua.ac.be) to register. 

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Workshop on perceptual and nonperceptual phenomenology

 

When: December 4, 2014

Where: TBA, Stadcampus, Antwerp 

Who: 

 

Laura Gow (University of Antwerp)

Farid Masrour (University of Wisconsin)

Michelle Montague (University of Texas at Austin)

David Papineau (King's College London and CUNY Graduate Center)

David Pitt (Cal State LA)

 

Registration: 60 Euros (including lunch, coffee and conference dinner). Send an email to Nick Young (Nicholas.Young@ua.ac.be) to register. 

 

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Congratulations to Ian Philips for winning the Third Annual Essay Prize!

 

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Two Fully Paid PhD Positions in Philosophy of Mind, especially Philosophy of Perception 

 

Applications are invited for three fully and (for US and UK standards) very generously paid PhD studentships in philosophy at the University of Antwerp. The PhD student will be part of Bence Nanay’s research group and will be supervised by Professor Nanay. The PhD in Belgium normally takes four years and PhD students are public employees with very generous benefits. Antwerp is commutable from a number of European cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Cologne. All research and communication is conducted in English.

 

Candidates must have an MA degree in philosophy (when they start their PhD). Some background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience or primatology is a significant plus. Years spent in a PhD program elsewhere may count towards completion. 

 

In the light of recent findings on implicit bias, the candidates are asked to send their application material fully anonymized: Please send an anonymized cv, an anonymized max 5000 word writing sample and an anonymized max 1-page research statement to nanay@berkeley.edu and have two letters of reference sent to the same email address. Please write ‘PhD: Phil Mind’ in the subject line of any email sent. More info: http://webh01.ua.ac.be/bence.nanay/paw.htm

 

Deadline: November 9 

Starting date of the position: Winter/Spring/Summer 2015 (negotiable)

 

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Third Annual Essay Prize

 

Topic: Unconscious perception in (contemporary, analytic) philosophy of perception.  

 

Eligibility: The Essay Prize is open to those who received their PhD after May 2006 or who are PhD students. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: November 1, 2014. Essays should be sent, suitable for blind refereeing, to nanay@berkeley.edu 

 

Prize money: 2,000 Euros. The author of the winning essay will be invited to give a presentation at a major workshop on unconscious perception some time in Spring 2015 at the University of Antwerp. 

 

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Call for papers: Conference on intentions, University of Antwerp, December 10-11, 2014.

 

Topic: There are so many kinds of intentions: proximal, distal, immediate, prior, '-in-action', present-directed, future-directed, motor, etc. How are they connected to each other and what role do they play in the initiation of actions? This conference aims to explore how various concepts of intention can explain action and how they are related to some other mental states that are said to play a role in initiating and guiding actions, such as motor representations and, khm, pragmatic representations.  

 

Confirmed speakers (more to be confirmed soon): 

 

Al Mele (Florida State University)

Elisabeth Pacherie (Paris)

Neil Sinhababu (Singapore)

Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University)

 

CFP: There are several slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel sections). Only blinded submissions are accepted. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: October 17, 2014. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu 

 

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Workshop on the perception of time

 

When: October 17, 2014

Where: Annexe, Stadcampus, Antwerp 

Who: 

 

Christoph Hoerl (University of Warwick)

Geoffrey Lee (University of California, Berkeley)

L. A. Paul (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Ian Phillips (Oxford University)

Nick Young (University of Antwerp)

 

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Congratulations to our incoming postdocs: 

 

Laura Gow (Reading)

Margot Strohminger (St Andrews)

Chiara Brozzo (Milan)

Dan Cavedon-Taylor (Birkback)

Maarten Steenhagen (UCL – from 2015) 

 

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Two talks by Philip Kitcher on June 25, 2014, one on Joyce, one on pragmatism – details to be announced. 

 

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The 4th Marc Jeannerod Lecture will be delivered by Ned Block on May 14, 2015. 

 

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Workshop on Action Phenomenology

 

Who: 

Tim Bayne (Manchester)

Jacob Berger (Antwerp)

Thor Grunbaum (Copenhagen)

Myrto Mylopoulos (Fordham)

Hong Yu Wong (Tübingen)

 

When: March 12, 2014

 

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Call for papers: Conference on the representationalism vs. relationalism debate, University of Antwerp, May 12-13, 2014.

 

Topic: Some say that perceptual states are representations. Others say they are not representations: they are relations to token objects. This conference aims to explore various ways in which the two sides of the debate could be reconciled.  

 

Confirmed speakers: 

 

Bill Brewer (King's College, London)

Craig French (Cambridge)

Kathrin Gluer (Stockholm)

Heather Logue (Leeds)

M. G. F. Martin (University College London and UC Berkeley)

Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers)

Adam Pautz (University of Texas, Austin)

Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers)

Matthew Soteriou (Warwick)

 

CFP: There are some (few) slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel sections).  

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: February 15, 2014. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu 

 

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The 3rd Marc Jeannerod Lecture will be delivered by Cathrine Wilson on March 20, 2014. 

 

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Call for papers: Nonpropositional and imagistic representations conference, University of Antwerp, June 10-11, 2014.

 

Topic: Some representations are propositional. Sentences or thought, for example. Some others are not. For example, images or maybe perceptual states. This conference is about representations (mental and other) that are not propositional - about their content, structure and implementation.  

 

Confirmed speakers: 

 

Liz Camp (Rutgers)

Tim Crane (Cambridge)

Austen Clark (Connecticut)

Dominic Gregory (Sheffield)

John Kulvicki (Dartmouth)

Mohan Matthen (Toronto)

Michael Rescorla (UC Santa Barbara)

 

CFP: There are some (few) slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel sections).  

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: February 28, 2014. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu 

 

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Conference on Olfaction

 

Who: 

Clare Batty (University of Kentucky)

Kati Farkas (CEU)

Bill Lycan (University of North Carolina)

Louise Richardson (York)

David Rosenthal (CUNY)

Barry Smith (London)

Benjamin Young (Ben Gurion)

 

When: December 9-10, 2013

What time: 11.30am (on the 9th) till 5pm (on the 10th).

Where: S 004 (Sint Anne-straat, 2000 Antwerpen)

 

Please email Nick Young to register (Nicholas.Young@ua.ac.be)

 

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Spring 2014 Speaker series: Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception 

 

February 13: Gabriel Greenberg (UCLA)

February 20: Casey O’Callaghan (Rice)

February 27: Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland)

March 6: Catharine Abell (University of Manchester)

March 13: Christopher Peacocke (Columbia)

March 20: Catherine Wilson (University of York)

April 3: Rob Hopkins (University of Sheffield/NYU)

May 8: Dom Lopes (University of British Columbia)

My 15: Alva Noë (University of California, Berkeley)

May 22: Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati)

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Second Annual Essay Prize at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp

 

Topic: Audition/Olfaction in Philosophy of Perception. More precisely: How considerations from the study of audition and/or olfaction challenge our otherwise quite visuo-centric assumptions and debates in (contemporary, analytic) philosophy of perception.  

 

Eligibility: The Essay Prize is open to those who received their PhD after May 2006 or who are PhD students. 

 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

 

Deadline: November 15, 2013. Essays should be sent, suitable for blind refereeing, to nanay@berkeley.edu 

 

Prize money: 2,000 Euros. The author of the winning essay will be invited to give a presentation at a major workshop on audition or on olfaction to be organized some time in 2014 (or late 2013) at the University of Antwerp. 

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Talk: Alan Thomas (Tilburg): High on the Hog: What is Higher Order in the  Higher Order Global States (HOGS) Approach to Consciousness? October 7, 6pm, Annexe (building R)

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Workshop on Color and Content

August 26, 2013

Speakers: 

 

Keith Allen (York)

Mazviita Chirimuuta (Pittsburgh)

Will Davies (Antwerp)

Mark Kalderon (UCL)

John Morrison (Columbia)

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NEW!

 

Congratulations to our new postdocs, Will Davies (PhD Oxford) and Jacob Berger (PhD CUNY) 

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NEW!

 

Congratulations to our postdoc, Carolyn Dicey Jennings, who is taking up an assistant professorship at the University of California, Merced 

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NEW!

 

Masterclass with Micheal Bratman on Shared Agency

August 24-25, 2013

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NEW!

 

Workshop on Mind, Action and Responsibility: Empirical and non-empirical perspectives (co-organized with the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values at the University of Antwerp)

June 19-20, 2013

Speakers: 

Pamela Hieronymi 

Joshua Knobe 

Brian Leiter 

Thomas Pink 

Jesse Prinz 

Gideon Yafffe 

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Workshop on mental imagery and pretense 

May 21, 2013

Speakers: 

Gregory Currie

Amy Kind

Susanna Schellenberg

Neil Van Leeuwen

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One or Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Philosophy of Perception at the University of Antwerp

 

Applications are invited for one or two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Antwerp. The postdoc(s) will be part of Bence Nanay’s research group (funded by an FWO, an FP7 CIG and a BOF UA grant) and will work with Professor Nanay. The length of the fellowship is two years. The pay is (for US and UK standards) very generous. Postdoctoral researchers in Belgium are public employees with very generous benefits. Antwerp is commutable from a number of European cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Cologne. The research group has three postdocs at the moment. 

 

There is no teaching or service obligation or really any obligation at all except for working on joint projects with Professor Nanay (and other members of the research group). So the candidate should have a significant overlap of research interests with Nanay (and the research group). 

 

This specific call for postdocs is restricted to philosophers of perception working in the analytic tradition and candidates are encouraged to email nanay@berkeley.edu if they have doubts about whether their profile matches this call. There may be other, more indirect, funding schemes for those who are not strictly speaking analytic philosophers of perception. Candidates must have a PhD degree in philosophy. Some background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience or primatology is a significant plus.  

 

Please send a cv, a max 5000 word writing sample and a max 1-page outline of what joint papers/projects the candidate envisages to write/have with the primary investigator to nanay@berkeley.edu and have two letters of reference sent to the same email address. Please write ‘Postdoc: P&A’ in the subject line of any email sent. 

 

Deadline: April 21, 2013 

Starting date of the position: Spring/Summer/Fall 2013 (negotiable)

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Congratulations to our postdoc, Craig French, who is taking up a three-year postdoctoral position at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge 

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Second Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture: 

May 23, 2013

Tyler Burge

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Congratulations to our postdoc, Maja Spener, who is taking up a permanent position at the University of Birmingham 

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Perception and Action Speaker series, Spring 2013 (theme: the origins of social cognition): 

 

February 21: Josef Perner

March 21: Joelle Proust

April 25: Corrado Sinigaglia

May 2: Stephen Butterfill

May 23: Tyler Burge (The Second Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture)

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Congratulations to the two prize-winners at our first Essay Prize: Hong-Yu Wong and Eric Mandelbaum 

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Call for papers: Philosophy of Perception and Aesthetics Conference, University of Antwerp, December 5-6.

 

Topic: The conference is about possible interactions between (analytic) philosophy of perception and (analytic) aesthetics: ways in which recent work in philosophy of perception may change the way we think about some problems in aesthetics (and maybe vice versa). 

 

Confirmed speakers: 

 

Catharina Abell

Jerome Dokic

John Kulvicki

Mohan Matthen

Aaron Meskin

Matt Nudds

Diana Raffman

Alberto Voltolini

 

CFP: There are some slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel sections).  

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

Deadline: September 1, 2012. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu 

More info: http://webh01.ua.ac.be/bence.nanay/paw.htm

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Essay Prize

 

Topic: The multimodality of perception. More precisely: How recent findings about the multimodality of perception change some of the classic debates in the philosophy of perception. 

Eligibility: The Essay Prize is open to those who received their PhD after May 2006 or who are PhD students. 

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

Deadline: July 15, 2012

Essays should be sent, suitable for blind refereeing, to nanay@berkeley.edu 

Prize money: 2,500 Euros. The author of the winning essay will be invited to give a presentation at a major workshop to be organized some time in 2013 on the multimodality of perception at the University of Antwerp. 

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Two-day conference on perceptual attention

September 1-2, 2012. 

 

Participants: 

 

Berit Brogaard, 

John Campbell, 

David Chalmers, 

Tim Crane, 

Carolyn Dicey Jennings, 

Imogen Dickie, 

Katalin Farkas, 

Christopher Mole, 

Casey O’Callaghan, 

Christopher Peacocke

Ian Phillips, 

Jesse Prinz, 

Susanna Siegel, 

Barry Smith, 

James Stazicker, 

Michael Tye, 

Sebastian Watzl, 

Wayne Wu, 

Registration ends on June 15. 

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First Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture: 

May 3, 2012

Pierre Jacob

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Perception and Action Speaker series, Spring 2012: 

 

March 22: David Papineau

April 19: Elisabeth Pacherie

May 3: Pierre Jacob

May 24: Juan-Carlos Gómez

 

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New postdocs on the project:

 

Maja Spener

Carolyn Dicey Jennings (nee Suchy-Dicey)

Craig French

 

New PhD students on the project:

 

Angelica Kaufmann

Nick Young

 

 

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Some related publications on the topic of the project are here at my publications page:

This page is very much under construction – more info coming soon.