Moving cognition beyond its basic ecology
10 May 2016
UAntwerpen, Stadscampus, F. de Tassiszaal, Hof van Liere - Prinsstraat 13 - 2000 Antwerpen
9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Organization / co-organization:
Centre for Philosophical Psychology
Workshop on ecological and enactive approaches to cognition
Prima facie, ecological and enactive approaches to psychological and cognitive phenomena share important philosophical commitments. Nonetheless, they have a more or less independent history and cross-fertilization between the two is still scarce.
By bringing together scholars on the philosophy, history and theory of ecological psychology and (radical) enactivism this workshop aims to strengthen the approaches as they make their way forward, and possibly join forces. The workshop will focus on how to proceed in order to deal with cases of human involvement such as imagination, memory and language.
To this end, various ecological and enactive conceptions of perceiving and acting and their relation to cognitive and socio-material engagement will be explored.
- 08:55 Welcome & Coffee
- 09:15 Enactivism & Ecological Psychology: Time to Contact?
Erik Myin & Jan Van Eemeren
- 09:45 Affordances in place and the affordance of place
- 10:30 The Skilled Intentionality Framework for 'higher' embodied cognition
- 11:15 Coffee Break
- 11:35 Are the same affordances good for all? Pretence vs. Creativity
- 12:20 Affordances: enacted or detected? Why dispositions won't go away
- 13:05 Lunch
- 14:30 Perceiving as faltering action
Ludger van Dijk
- 15:15 Inviting Affordances: Theory and some empirical studies
- 16:00 Coffee Break
- 16:30 RECtifying Ecological Psychology: Perceiving without Pick up
Daniel D. Hutto
- 18:00 BBQ
The workshop will take place at the historic Hof van Liere in the
F. de Tassiszaal hall (second floor)
From the train station Antwerpen Centraal it's a 15 minute walk. From the train station you can take tram 10 or 11, direction Melkmarkt, and get off at stop Sint-Jacob. (Coming from Hotel Elzenveld, you can take tram 7, direction Sint-Pietersvliet, and get off at stop Keizerstraat).
After entering through the gate at Prinsstraat 13, you'll find yourself in a small courtyard (photo above). The door ahead of you leads to the large central courtyard. The staircase to the F. de Tassiszaal hall is on your left hand side in the small corridor between the two courtyards.
This event is made possible by
* BOF Research Fund of the University of Antwerp;
* Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).
Attendance is free
Please register before 3 May 2016 with firstname.lastname@example.org
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