Paavo Pylkkänen has published a chapter entitled “Weak vs. Strong Quantum Cognition” in the 2014 Springer conference proceedings Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (IV). The chapter explores the differences between what Paavo terms weak and strong accounts of how quantum probability can help explain aspects of human cognition.
An international team of researchers including Joel Parthemore have published an article in the International Journal of Machine Consciousness entitled “Moral Agency, Moral Responsibility, and Artifacts: What Existing Artifacts Fail to Achieve (and Why), and Why They, Nevertheless, Can (and Do!) Make Moral Claims upon Us“. The article explores the intersection between being an artifact […]
Joel Parthemore has published a new article in the journal Theoria et Historia Scientiarum entitled “The case for protoconcepts: Why concepts, language, and protolanguage all need protoconcepts“. Briefly, the article explores the role of protoconcepts in explaining and making sense of language genesis and evolution.
Anna Agelii, one of the department’s current MSc students, has won a competitive bursary to facilitate attendance at the annual Oxford University Uehiro Lecture series, organized by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, for which we congratulate her! The lecture series and an accompanying workshop seminar will run 1-3 December 2014 in Oxford. It […]
Joel Parthemore has published a chapter entitled “From a Sensorimotor to a Sensorimotor++ Account of Embodied Conceptual Cognition” in the 2014 Springer collection Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory. The chapter argues for Joel’s unified conceptual spaces theory (UCST), as a means of investigating O’Regan and Noë’s sensorimotor account of embodied conceptual cognition.
Joel Parthemore has published an article in the journal Sign Systems Studies with the title “Conceptual change and development on multiple time scales: From incremental evolution to origins“. Briefly, the article compares conceptual development and change on four time scales: the day-to-day life of an individual conceptual agent, the day-to-day life of society, the lifetime […]
Visiting doctoral Philosophy student Astrid Paulsson (Charles Sturt University & CAPPE, Australia), who is writing about global justice and empathy from a cognitive neuroscientific perspective, presented a draft dissertation outline on Friday 4 October, 2013, followed by an interesting and engaging discussion with seminar participants. In attendance were Anna Agelii, Stefan Berglund, Patrick Fasthén, Petri […]
A research team including Oskar MacGregor have published a British and European legal analysis of anti-doping work in the journal Fair Play entitled “Anti-doping, purported rights to privacy and WADA’s whereabouts requirements: A legal analysis“. Briefly, the article argues that the whereabouts requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are in conflict with article 8 […]