Call for submissions: Workshop May 26-27

Workshop on Agency, Bodily Perception, and the Self

 

ERC funded project Rethinking Conscious Agency (ReConAg 757698)

Logos Research Group in Analytic Philosophy

 

Hybrid, May 26 & 27, 2022

 

 

The body, and the states by which we perceive the body ‘from the inside’ (somatosensory states), are tied to action in a very intimate way. This workshop aims to cover various aspects of the overlap between bodily perception and bodily action, and to discuss the impact of this overlap for our first-personal notion of ourselves as embodied agents.

 

We invite submissions on the following, and related, topics and questions:

 

Some somatosensory states rely on bodily action. One of these states is haptic touch, in which we actively explore objects with our body. Touch has been said to contribute significantly to our consciousness of ourselves as embodied subjects. How much of this contribution is due to the action component of haptic touch? Another of these states is  proprioception, namely the perception of bodily position and movement ‘from the inside’. How much do our experience of ourselves as agents, and our knowledge of action, depend on proprioception?

 

Some bodily states elicit immediate bodily action. For instance, thirst elicits drinking, hunger elicits eating, and pain may elicit protection of the painful body part. To what extent are this sort of actions, commanded by the body, intentional actions? What is the importance of this sort of actions for our experience of ourselves as embodied agents?

 

A lot of our bodily actions are bodily-directed actions: dealing with our bodies is an essential part of what we are doing when we are doing them. Self-directed touch, or protective behaviour, are bodily-directed actions types. How much, if at all, do bodily-directed actions contribute to our awareness of the distinction between ourselves and other agents?

 

One of our keynote speakers will be Frédérique de Vignemont. Other keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

 

Submission guidelines

We invite submissions for 40 minute presentations (with 20 minute discussions). Submissions should consist in 500 word abstracts with a title. Please send your abstracts to rethinking.conscious.agency@gmail.com by February 7, 2022(included).

 

Registration and attendance

The workshop will take place both physically, in Barcelona, and online. Attendance is free in both modalities. However, if you intend to attend, please let us know, so that we can count you in for organizational purposes or send you the link to the virtual room in due time.

 

Organizer

Carlota Serrahima

 

For any inquiries, please write to rethinking.conscious.agency@gmail.com

For all details, visit https://rethinking-agency.org

Check also https://twitter.com/ERC_Conscious

Talk: Myrto Mylopoulos

Prof. Mylopoulos will be talking to our group on Oct. 26 about the science of consciousness.

Consciousness/skill/agency zoom Talk series

We expect the talks to run about 1.5 hours, with 45 for talks and 45 for Q&A. E-mail Josh at rethinking.conscious.agency@gmail.com for zoom details

 

April 23

Antonia Peacocke (Stanford)

Practical Concepts and Practical Knowledge

11 am EST

 

May 7

Juan S. Piñeros Glasscock (Georgia State)

Know-how and generality: a new argument for intellectualism

10 am EST

 

May 21

Katsunori Miyahara (Hokkaido)

Perspective-sharing in skilled performance: Riken no ken (離見の見) and situated normativity

**This talk will be pre-recorded and sent via e-mail. We will meet to discuss.**

9 am EST

 

June 4

Laura Tomlinson (Colgate)

The Knowledge Condition on Intentional Action

11 am EST

 

June 18

Aaron Henry (U of British Columbia)

Making mistakes with defective attention

12 pm EST

Workshop on action control, awareness, and working memory

Hosted via Zoom on September 14, 2020 (e-mail joshualshep@gmail.com for access)

3 pm CEST, Workshop begins: 15 minute introduction
3:15 – 4:20, Thomas Schack (Bielefeld)
4:20 – 5:25, Elisabeth Pacherie (Jean Nicod)
5:25 – 5:30, Break
5:30 – 6:35, Barbera Montero (CUNY Graduate Center)
6:35 – 7:40, David Rosenbaum, (UC-Riverside)

Workshop on Action

March 26, at the University of Barcelona

Speakers: Denis Buehler (Jean Nicod), Lilian O’Brien (Helsinki)

University of Barcelona

Workshop: Metacognition, Consciousness, Agency

9-10 May 2019 | University of Barcelona