Prof Machery is Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the theoretical issues that are raised by psychology and cognitive science.
"The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva...The sheer complexity of the LHC experiments, and of LHC data acquisition and processing, poses tremendous challenges and affects the way knowledge is acquired. Since any analysis and interpretation of LHC data involves theoretical models and computer simulations, can one still consider such experimental results indisputable facts of nature?".
Prof Duncan Pritchard and Dr Orestis Palermos discuss whether the use of Google should we allowed during exams. Have a look at the full paper!
On the 29th of May, our own Prof Michela Massimi will be speaking at the HowTheLightGetsIn2015 Festival, the world's largest philosophy and music festival.
Last Friday, 13th of February, Eidyn has been invited to take part in Museum Lates: Game Masters at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)...what a night!!!
3.30 hours of event, more than 100 people taking our Turing Test, challenging their views, reading the research behind it and chatting with Dr Mark Sprevak and Dr Francesca Rossi about what intelligence is and, more importantly, how to find out when you're chatting with a computer and not with a human
Professor Andy Clark is part of ‘Open MIND’, the new open access collection of research publications on the mind, brain, and consciousness now available to everyone.
Edited by Prof Thomas Metzinger and Dr Jennifer Windt, ‘Open MIND’ documents the state-of-the-art research in the field of philosophy, cognitive science and neuroscience. It consists of 39 original articles, each of which is followed by a commentary and a reply.
We are very proud to let you know of last year's fantastic PhD placement success. Below you can find a list of students who have done their PhDs with us together with information about where they are working now:
Sebastian Kohler, currently a fixed-term lecturer at Princeton University, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Duisburg-Essen
Cameron Boult has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leuven
Come and meet our most promising junior philosophers showcasing their exciting and thought-provoking research in 5-minute presentations at this vibrant event.
From Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Language to Epistemology and Ethics - join us and be inspired by the future of philosophy!
Monday 24th of November, 6pm, Informatics Foru
The Aging Brain: A Risky Route to Wisdom?
Have you ever wondered how our brain ages? What changes are associated with normal aging versus those that are related to disease? Join the Medical Research Centre for a discussion around philosophy, artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Our Dr Guy Fletcher will add his own special and preciuos perspective on this very fascinating topic!
As part of the Festival of the Humanities, our own Professor Andy Clark will give a lecture open to all entitled "Being and Computing: Are You Your Brain, and Is Your Brain a Computer?".
He will help us explore the fascinating current state of the art of research at the interface of philosophy, computational neuroscience, robotics and artificial intelligence. Are you sure you want to miss it?