XV Inter-University Workshop on Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Madrid, Spain. April 18th-20th, 2005
Invited Speaker: Robert Brandom
(Pittsburgh University, USA)


1. PRESENTATION
2. CALL FOR PAPERS
3. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
4. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
5. ORGANIZED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF:
6. HOW TO GET TO THE WORKSHOP
7. ACCOMODATION
8. PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
9. MADRID INSIDE




1 PRESENTATION

 

The Inter-University Workshop on Philosophy and Cognitive Science was created in 1989 with the aim of enhancing the development of original research in philosophical questions related to the empirical research in cognitive science. Philosophical discussions encouraged by this workshop have focused on problems in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and epistemology. The workshop is hosted by a different Spanish university each year and is organized with the support of the Spanish Society of Analytical Philosophy (SEFA).

The workshop tries to make easier the incorporation of young researchers to these areas of debate by facilitating the contact with prominent philosophers. These are invited to give three lectures during the workshop; about ten other people are invited to discuss different aspects of his/her work with contributed papers blindly reviewed by the scientific committee of the workshop. During the last 14 years, influential philosophers such as Daniel Dennett, Jerry Fodor, Fred Dretske, Ruth Millikan, Tyler Burge, John Searle, Jaegwon Kim, Christopher Peacocke, François Récanati, Barry Stroud, John McDowell have been invited to the workshop.

The 15th edition of the Workshop will be held in the Autonomous University of Madrid (Department of Linguistics, Logic and Philosophy of Science). The invited speaker on this occasion will be the American philosopher Robert Brandom, whose work has exerted a remarkable influence in the last decade, mainly after the publishing of his book Making it Explicit. Reasoning, Representing and Discursive Commitment (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1994).

About ROBERT B RANDOM

2. CALL FOR PAPERS

The organizing committee invites the people interested in those topics discussed in R. Brandom's work to submit his/her contributions. Preferably, complete papers, though the submission of long abstracts (not less than 1500 words) will also be accepted for review.

The deadline for the submission of the papers is February 15th, 2005.

The program of the workshop will be published in this web around March 15th, 2005. Please, those interested in attending the Seminar are asked to notify it to the organization. (jesus.vega@uam.es).

Correspondence and submissions:

Jesús Vega Encabo

Departamento de Lingüística, Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

E-28049 Madrid (Spain)

jesus.vega@uam.es

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee. However, you have to contact professor Jesús Vega (jesus.vega@uam.es) in order to attend the Seminar.

 

3. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Enrique Alonso (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Josep Corbí (Universitat de Valencia)

Antoni Gomila (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

Enrique Romerales (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Jesús Vega Encabo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

 

4. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Alfonso García Suárez (Universidad de Oviedo)

Jennifer Church (Vassar College)

Josefa Toribio (Universidad de Edimburgo)

Carlos Thiebaut (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Manuel García Carpintero (Universidad de Barcelona)

Eduardo Bustos (UNED)

Diego Lawler (Universidad de Warwick)

Fernando Broncano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

5- ORGANIZED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF:

Spanish Ministery of Education

Departamento de Lingüística, Lenguas Modernas, Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Vicerrectorado de Extensión Universitaria y Cooperación de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Spanish Society of Analytical Philosophy

 

6. HOW TO GET TO THE WORKSHOP

Directions to Campus

The Facultad de Filsofía y Letras building is located on the main campus of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) -Campus de Cantoblanco- 15 kilometers north of Madrid (Carretera de Colmenar, M-607).

By Public Transportation:

By train, take the C-1 line (Alcalá de Henares - San Sebastián de los Reyes) or the C-10 line (Villalba - Príncipe Pío - Tres Cantos - Colmenar) to Cantoblanco-Universidad; there is a train every 10 to 15 minutes. You can get it from the following stations: Atocha (the trip will take approximately 25 minutes), Recoletos (~21 min), Nuevos Ministerios (~17 min), and Chamartín (~11 min). The Facultad de Filosofía y Letras is the first building opposite the station. From there, just follow the signs to the Conference Room.

By bus, take the 714 line, platform 13 at the bus terminal in Plaza de Castilla (Subway station: Plaza de Castilla). At the final stop, go straight across the big field. You will leave the Rectorado building behind you. Turn left on Tomás y Valiente Avenue. The Faculty of Philosophy and Letters will be the last building on your right.

Please, check the map (building number 2):

http://www.uam.es/presentacion/mapa/default.html


Underground.
RENFE. (Train)
Bus.

 

How to get from the airport to Downtown

There are buses that connect the airport with the Plaza de Colón every 10-15 min, from 5:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The trip takes 30-45 min., when there is no heavy traffic. It will take approximately 30 min in rush hours. The ticket costs around 3 Euro. In Plaza de Colón you can take the underground stations Colón or Serrano.

The taxis from the airport to the City centre cost around 20 Euro. Usually you wont have any problem in finding a taxi at the terminal exits. We would discourage you from accepting a taxi inside the airport building in order to avoid possible swindles.

There are branches of main car rent companies in the airport and lots of garages in the city at a reasonable cost.

The airport Madrid-Barajas is excellently connected to the City centre with the underground. Line 8 brings you directly to the station of Nuevos Ministerios in just a couple of minutes. From there you can easily move on to any part of the City using the underground. It opens at 6:00 a.m. till 1:30 a.m. It’s the most convenient choice.

 

7. ACCOMODATION

Hotels

Husa Chamartín **** Agustín de Foxá s/n, 28036 Madrid (Madrid)

T. (+34) 913344900 F. (+34) 917330214

Chamartin@husa.es

www.husa.es

Next to the Chamartín station, geographic railway communication center with the rest of Spain and Europe, and ten minutes from Barajas International Airport, and ten minutes from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid by train (Cercanías).

(83,07 Euro single room; 89,22 Euro double room).

NH Nacional **** Paseo del Prado 48, 28014 Madrid (Madrid)

T. (+34) 914296629

nhnacional@nh-hotels.com

Close to the Art Triangle between the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Prado Museum, and Art Centre Reina Sofía. Nearby the staion of Atocha (AVE), 30 min from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In the Center of Madrid and opposite the Botanic garden. (66 Euro/person)

Other NH Hotels

NH Alcalá

Alcalá 66, 28001 Madrid (Madrid), T. (+34) 918796181

Exalcalahenares@nh-hotels.com

Situated in the City centre opposite the Retiro Park, near to the Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza de Cibeles and Serrano street. Not far from Recoletos station, around 40 min to the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. (66 Euro/person).

NH Sanvy

Goya 3, 28001 Madrid (Madrid), T. (+34) 915760800

Nhsanvy@nh-hotels.com

Located in the centric Barrio de Salamanca, next to the Paseo de la Castellana, one of the business centers of Madrid. Next to Recoletos station, around 25 min from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. (66 Euro/person).

You can make your reservation at the travel agency "Viajes El Corte Inglés"

T: (+34)914978591 / (+34) 914978592

8. PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

 

Monday, 18 April

 

9:30 Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh University), Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning, and Rationality

Break

11:30 Juan José Acero (Universidad de Granada), Compositionality and substitution

12:45 Martin Francisco Fricke (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos), Brandom's "Expressive Deduction" of Singular Terms.

 

Lunch

16:30 Javier Hernández Iglesias (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Brandomizing Alternative Possibilities

17:45 Josep Lluis Prades (Universitat de Girona), Brandom on practical reasoning

Break

19:15 Tanja Pritzlaff (Universität Bremen), A Change of Perspectives - Freedom and Constraint in Joint Decision Making

 

 

Tuesday, 19 April

9:30 Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh University), Why Truth is Not Important in Philosophy

Break

11:30 Jaroslav Peregrin (Academy of Sciences and Charles University, Praga), Viable inferentialism

12:45 María José Frapolli (Universidad de Granada), The question of truth in an inferentialist context

 

Lunch

16:30 Manuel de Pinedo (Universidad de Granada) y Hilan Bensusan (Universidad de Brasilia), Showing the inferentialist fly the way out of the bottleneck

17:45 Pierre Steiner (Université de Provence, Lab. CEPERC), Brandom's Pragmatism and Varieties of Implicitness

 

Wednesday, 20 April

9:30 Jesús Zamora Bonilla (UNED), How to (make others) do things with words?

10:45 Mauricio Suárez (Universidad Complutense), An inferential conception of scientific representation

 

Break

12:30 Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh University), Conceptual Content and Discursive Practice

 

 

9. MADRID INSIDE www.madrid.org

10. OUR UNIVERSITY www.uam.es