Between Perception and
FWO FWO Odysseus Grant 2011-2016 (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)
Fully Paid PhD Positions in Philosophy of Mind, especially Philosophy of
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
date of the position: Winter/Spring/Summer 2015 (negotiable)
Annual Essay Prize
Unconscious perception in (contemporary, analytic) philosophy of
The Essay Prize is open to those who received their PhD after May 2006 or who
are PhD students.
3000 words. Single spaced!
November 1, 2014. Essays should be sent, suitable for blind refereeing, to
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.
for papers: Conference on intentions, University of Antwerp, December 10-11,
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.
speakers (more to be confirmed soon):
Mele (Florida State University)
Elisabeth Pacherie (Paris)
Neil Sinhababu (Singapore)
Wayne Wu (Carnegie
There are several slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel
sections). Only blinded submissions are accepted.
October 17, 2014. Papers should be sent to email@example.com
on the perception of time
Annexe, Stadcampus, Antwerp
(University of Warwick)
Lee (University of California, Berkeley)
A. Paul (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Phillips (Oxford University)
Young (University of Antwerp)
to our incoming postdocs:
Strohminger (St Andrews)
Steenhagen (UCL – from 2015)
talks by Philip Kitcher on June 25, 2014, one on
Joyce, one on pragmatism – details to be announced.
4th Marc Jeannerod Lecture will be
delivered by Ned Block on May 14, 2015.
on Action Phenomenology
Tim Bayne (Manchester)
Jacob Berger (Antwerp)
Thor Grunbaum (Copenhagen)
Myrto Mylopoulos (Fordham)
Yu Wong (Tübingen)
March 12, 2014
for papers: Conference on the representationalism vs.
relationalism debate, University of Antwerp, May
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
Brewer (King's College, London)
G. F. Martin (University College London and UC Berkeley)
Pautz (University of Texas, Austin)
There are some (few) slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel
February 15, 2014. Papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Marc Jeannerod Lecture will be
delivered by Cathrine Wilson on March 20, 2014.
for papers: Nonpropositional and imagistic
representations conference, University of Antwerp, June 10-11, 2014.
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.
Rescorla (UC Santa Barbara)
February 28, 2014. Papers should be sent to email@example.com
Batty (University of Kentucky)
Lycan (University of North Carolina)
Young (Ben Gurion)
December 9-10, 2013
time: 11.30am (on the 9th) till 5pm (on the 10th).
Where: S 004
(Sint Anne-straat, 2000 Antwerpen)
email Nick Young to register (Nicholas.Young@ua.ac.be)
2014 Speaker series: Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception
13: Gabriel Greenberg (UCLA)
20: Casey O’Callaghan (Rice)
27: Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland)
6: Catharine Abell (University of Manchester)
March 13: Christopher Peacocke
20: Catherine Wilson (University of York)
3: Rob Hopkins (University of Sheffield/NYU)
8: Dom Lopes (University of British Columbia)
My 15: Alva Noë
(University of California, Berkeley)
22: Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati)
Annual Essay Prize at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of
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.
November 15, 2013. Essays should be sent, suitable for blind refereeing, to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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)
Workshop on Color and Content
August 26, 2013
Keith Allen (York)
Will Davies (Antwerp)
Mark Kalderon (UCL)
John Morrison (Columbia)
Congratulations to our new
postdocs, Will Davies (PhD Oxford) and Jacob Berger
Congratulations to our
postdoc, Carolyn Dicey Jennings, who is taking up an assistant professorship at
the University of California, Merced
with Micheal Bratman on
August 24-25, 2013
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
Workshop on mental imagery
May 21, 2013
Neil Van Leeuwen
One or Two Postdoctoral
Fellowships in Philosophy of Perception at the University of Antwerp
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.
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).
specific call for postdocs is restricted to
philosophers of perception working in the analytic tradition and candidates are
encouraged to email email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and have two letters of reference sent to the same email address. Please write
‘Postdoc: P&A’ in the subject line of any email
April 21, 2013
date of the position: Spring/Summer/Fall
Congratulations to our postdoc, Craig French, who is taking up a three-year
postdoctoral position at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Second Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture:
Congratulations to our postdoc, Maja Spener,
who is taking up a permanent position at the University of Birmingham
Perception and Action
Speaker series, Spring 2013 (theme: the origins of social cognition):
21: Josef Perner
21: Joelle Proust
25: Corrado Sinigaglia
2: Stephen Butterfill
23: Tyler Burge (The Second Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture)
Congratulations to the two
prize-winners at our first Essay Prize: Hong-Yu Wong and Eric Mandelbaum
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).
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 email@example.com
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.
July 15, 2012
should be sent, suitable for blind refereeing, to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Two-day conference on
Registration ends on June 15.
First Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture:
Perception and Action
Speaker series, Spring 2012:
22: David Papineau
19: Elisabeth Pacherie
3: Pierre Jacob
24: Juan-Carlos Gómez
postdocs on the project:
Carolyn Dicey Jennings (nee Suchy-Dicey)
PhD students on the project:
One of the main outcomes of
this project is a book with the tentative title ‘Between Perception and
Action’. It is under contract with Oxford University Press.
The very rough draft of the
Introduction is here:
Some related publications on
the topic of the project are here at my publications
This page is very much under
construction – more info coming soon.