Expecting Ourselves: Embodied Prediction and the Construction of Conscious Experience
We’re excited to announce a new Eidyn project on embodied prediction and the construction of conscious experience. This new ERC funded (c. €1.4M) project will be spearheaded by Andy Clark over the next 4 years. “The goal is to deliver new insights into the nature, scope, mechanisms and (importantly) the very possibility of conscious experience.”
From the University of Pittsburg, Prof. Sandra Mitchell will be visiting the Eidyn research centre for three weeks, beginning the 23rd of May.
Eidyn is pleased to welcome Dr. Casey McCoy (PhD, University of California, San Diego) to the department of philosophy at Edinburgh. Casey has done recent work in the philosophy of cosmology. He joins Eidyn's ERC funded project spearheaded by Michela Massimi: 'Perspectival Realism: Science, Knowledge, and Truth from a Human Vantage Point'.
For more information on Casey's reasearch:
Duncan Pritchard was recently interviewed by the New Books Network on the content of his new book 'Epistemic Angst: Radical Scepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing'.
Duncan's new book was published just this year with Princeton Univeristy Press.
Follow the link below to listen to Duncan's interview with Robert Talissee.
Eidyn’s own Andy Clark has been invited to give the 2016 Chandaria Lectures in Philosophy for the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Good job, Andy!
These lectures will be delivered in June, and open to the public.
Michela Massimi will feature in three events for the 2016 HowTheLightGetsIn philosophy and music festival (26 May-5 June). Michela will appear in one solo event—‘Realism in Perspective’—in which she’ll showcase new work from her ERC project on Perspectival Realism. In addition, Michela will partner in two events entitled ‘The Strangeness of Things’ and ‘Uncovering the Unknown’.
Over the past 3 years, Eidyn researchers have been examining the theoretical and practical ramifications of conceiving of knowledge as extended beyond the individual to the artifacts she interacts with (e.g. smartphones).
On 25 January 2016, with its Extended Knowledge Project coming to a close, Eidyn hosted a one-day meeting to showcase its findings to a diverse audience with an interest in the applicability of the research to education, industry, ethics and law.
Eidyn is now pleased to be sponsoring this year's EPIC International workshop 'Can Philosophy Free Ideas?'. This workshop is designed to bring into conversation diverse groups of people to 'free' their thinking on issue of importance. As part of the workshop's session 'Ideas in Action', Eidyn will showcase its ongoing project 'Teaching Philosophy in Prisons'.
This workshop is a two-day event (June 3-4), and will be held at the Summerhall in Edinburgh, UK.
For more information, and to register:
Eidyn is delighted to announce a new funded project. Eidyn is one of seven Universities involved in a new European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN European Training Network grant (c. €3.7M).
"I think we may now be glimpsing the shape of just such a science. It will be a science that will take many cues from an emerging vision of the brain as a multi-layer probabilistic machine. http://philosophyofbrains.com/2015/12/14/surfing-uncertainty-prediction-action-and-the-embodied-mind.aspxIn these posts, I want to run over some of the core territory that makes this vision such a good fit – or so I claim – with the agenda of embodied cognitive science, take a look at some far horizons concerning conscious experience, and review some potential trouble-spots..."