Embodied and Situated Cognition: from Phenomenology to Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence
November 16-18, 2006
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
Since 1991, phenomenology has accompanied the development of the conception of the embodied mind and embodied cognition, as part of interdisciplinary research conducted in a variety of scientific domains. Only two of these are featured in the conference’s title; however, their number is far greater. By addressing the problems of the embodiment and situatedness of human cognition – and more generally, human experience – the conference establishes a platform for the mutual illumination of science and phenomenology. The key questions include:
- what is the role of the body, the environment, and action, in integrating the first person perspective of phenomenology with the perspective of science?
- what are the possibilities and common grounds for this integration?
- what are the problems, questions, disciplines and research areas that are central to this integration?
- what are the possibilities for a transition from the multidimensionality of human experience to what can be achieved within the framework of embodied AI?
- how to describe the social dimension on our way to the “Science of Inter-Being”?
- what are the theoretical as well as practical consequences of embodied and situated cognition for science, for human action in the world, and for experiencing the world?
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by email (in the main body of the email or as attachments in Microsoft Word) to Dr Tomasz Komendzinski, Institute of Philosophy, N. Copernicus University, Torun, Poland by October 15, 2006 at the latest.
» Registration (.doc).
Conference Center - Hotel Gromada, Conference Venue - Golden Room, Dambski Palace, Zeglarska Street