Call for Papers
MindGrad is a long-established and well-respected graduate conference held annually in the University of Warwick under the auspices of the Warwick Mind & Action Research Centre. This year, the conference will be open-themed. The conference will be held in-person on the 19th and 20th of November 2022.
MindGrad 2022 is honoured to welcome Mind co-editors Professor Lucy O’Brien (UCL) and Professor Adrian Moore (Oxford) as keynote speakers.
We are currently seeking graduate students interested in presenting at this year's MindGrad conference. We welcome papers of up to 5,500 words (excluding bibliography), suitable for a 45-minute presentation. Papers should be accompanied by an abstract of around 300 words. Please note that after each 45-minute presentation, there will be a 10-minute response before opening the floor to attendees for a 20-minute Q&A session.
Given that this year’s MindGrad is open-themed, the conference welcomes paper submissions under the broad umbrella of the Philosophy of Mind. To offer some possible avenues of exploration, the following broad themes/questions are of particular interest to the conference:
- Mind, Reality & Objectivity: Is objective knowledge of the world possible? In what sense, if any, are minds part of the objective world? What is the relationship between experience of the world and knowledge?
- Perception & Cognition: What is the relation between thought and perception? Is human perception essentially rational/conceptual? In what sense, if any, is perception the source of concepts? What is the relation between human and non-human other-animal cognition and perception?
- The Social Mind: To what extent, if at all, and in what sense, are our mental activities essentially social? How should such sociality be explained? Is there a role for an appeal to second person thought/awareness in explaining our awareness of others and its relation to self-consciousness? What is the relationship between skepticism about other minds and individualist theories of mind?
- Mind, Value & Emotion: Are values part of the ‘fabric of the world’? Can value judgements qualify as expressions of knowledge? What is the role of emotion in our understanding of value? What is ‘moral identity’ and how should it figure in our account of self and other understanding?
The extended deadline for submissions is the 23rd of September 2022.
Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair, using the following link: https://easychair.org/cfp/WMG22.
To submit a paper, you must first create an EasyChair account or sign into an existing EasyChair account. To create an account, select “Create an Account” on the EasyChair homepage and follow the instructions.
All graduate submissions will be subject to a blind review by members of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Successful submissions will be informed by the beginning of October.
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