Webpages tagged with «philosophy»

Published Oct. 14, 2016 9:19 AM
Published July 21, 2016 12:01 PM

A workshop about inference, linguistic representation and mental representation in the interpretation and meaning of legal language

Published Feb. 4, 2016 11:29 AM

Courses to bring graduate students up to date with developments in the intersection of work on language and mind by presenting classes with leading researchers in the relevant fields. These will include linguists open to philosophical issues, and philosophers focused on linguistics and the cognitive sciences.

Published June 24, 2014 2:27 PM
Published Feb. 20, 2013 1:53 PM

A workshop to launch the 3-year research project 'The Reflective Mind', based at the CSMN and funded by the Research Council of Norway. The workshop brings together presentations on the different aspects of the project.

Project summary

Human beings, like many other animals, think and act intelligently to achieve their aims. But unlike most – perhaps all – other animals, we are also able to think about thoughts themselves, or ‘metarepresent’, and engage in deliberate, critical reasoning. Both abilities are manifestations of our nature as reflective beings, and arguably central to human nature. Philosophers have long sought to understand each of these two human abilities, but hitherto largely in isolation, as a result leaving many important questions unanswered. The project aims to be a systematic, integrated study of the interconnections between reasoning and metarepresentation, exploring how they are jointly exercised in central domains of mentality, including self-awareness, autonomous action, and communication.

Published Feb. 20, 2013 1:53 PM
Published Nov. 6, 2012 4:35 PM

A talk at the CSMN Colloquium from Juhani Yli-Vakkuri (CSMN).

The paper is coauthored with John Hawthorne.

Published Feb. 22, 2012 10:06 AM
Published Feb. 8, 2012 8:34 AM

A workshop to launch the 3-year research project 'The Reflective Mind', based at the CSMN and funded by the Research Council of Norway. The workshop brings together presentations on the different aspects of the project.

Project summary

Human beings, like many other animals, think and act intelligently to achieve their aims. But unlike most – perhaps all – other animals, we are also able to think about thoughts themselves, or ‘metarepresent’, and engage in deliberate, critical reasoning. Both abilities are manifestations of our nature as reflective beings, and arguably central to human nature. Philosophers have long sought to understand each of these two human abilities, but hitherto largely in isolation, as a result leaving many important questions unanswered. The project aims to be a systematic, integrated study of the interconnections between reasoning and metarepresentation, exploring how they are jointly exercised in central domains of mentality, including self-awareness, autonomous action, and communication.