Call: ‘Embodied Perception of the Human World’

‘Embodied Perception of the Human World’ (9th-10th April 2015)

Over the past quarter of a century the sciences of the mind have placed increasing emphasis on the notion of an embodied agent perceiving the world around through interacting with that world. Many developments associated with this change in thinking were pre-figured within the philosophical movements of phenomenology through the course of the twentieth century. Some cognitive scientists have explicitly acknowledged this historical trend while others consider developments to have occurred in parallel.

In a joint action by the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology at Mary Immaculate College ~ University of Limerick, the relations between phenomenology and contemporary sciences of the mind will be explored under the theme ‘Embodied Perception of the Human World.’

Confirmed keynote speakers: Dr. Erik Rietveld (University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Timothy Mooney (University College Dublin)

Abstracts are invited for papers that consider current issues in phenomenology, the sciences of the mind, and the relationships between them.

Possible topics include:

  • Embodied cognition and perception
  • Intentionality, skill, and habit
  • Embodied self-consciousness
  • Embodiment and intersubjectivity
  • Perception, enactivism, and the environment
  • Embodiment, emotion, and the world of perception
  • Kinaesthetic sensation and the character of perceptual experience

Venue: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

Dates: 9th – 10th April 2015.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 26th January 2015

Notifications of acceptance by 13th February 2015

500 word abstracts or full papers to be sent in .docx or .odt format to both marek.mcgann@mic.ul.ie and niall.keane@mic.ul.ie

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