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Seminars on

Theoretical Issues In Cognitive Science (TIICS)

Spring 2018

This seminar is open to faculty, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students interested in theoretical issues in Cognitive Science. We primarily read and discuss papers addressing issues in this field, but are also open to presentations and discussions of the participants' own work in this area. All participants are expected to have read the paper to be discussed prior to coming to the seminar..

The seminars are organized by Nils Dahlbäck (IDA) och Fredrik Stjernberg (IKK).

We meet once every second week. During the spring 2018 we will meet on 10:15 - 11:15 Thursdays (on odd numbered weeks) in seminar room Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA), beginning on Thursday September 21. On some occasions date or time will be changed. This will be stated in the schedule below, and will also be notified through the seminar's email list. If you want to be included in the list, please contact Nils Dahlbäck.

We will this spring continue with the theme from the fall on how to define cognition, a topic that has been central in the discussions for and against the Clark & Chalmers paper on Extended Mind. Other potential themes are for instance Neuroscience and multiple realization, Must cognition be representational, but we also look forward to suggestions of other topics or individual papers from the participants.

The papers to be discussed will be presented in the schedule below.

Unless otherwise stated, the papers can be downloaded from LiU's library.Please contact Nils Dahlbäck if you cannot access a copy of the paper.

Date Time Place Topic/text
1/2 10:15 - 11:15 Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

Fulda, F.C. (2017) Natural Agency: The Case of Bacterial Cognition. Journal of the American Philosophical Association. 69-90

9/2 10:15 - 12:00 Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)


15/2 13:15 - 14:15

Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

Plese note the change of time!

Fredrik Stjerberg will present for discussion a paper in preparation called

From Wide Cognition to Mechanisms: A Silent Revolution.

If you want a copy of the draft, please contact Nils Dahlbäck

1/3 10:15 - 11:15

Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

Patrik Stensson & Anders Jansson (2014) Autonomous technology -- sources
of confusion: a model for explanation and prediction of conceptual shifts, Ergonomics, 57:3, 455-470,

DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2013.858777


10:15 - 11:15 Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

Krakauer, J.W., Ghazanfar, A.A., Gomez-Marin, A., MacIver, M.A. & Poeppel, D. (2017) Neuroscience Needs Behavior: Correcting a Reductionist Bias, Neuron, February 8, 2017, 480-490.

29/3 10:15 - 11:15 Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

No seminar today because of the Easter holiday.

12/4 10:15 - 11:15
Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

Bechtel, W. & Mundale, J.(1999) Multiple Realizability Revisited: Linking Cognitive and Neural States. Philosophy of Science, 66, 175-207.


10:15 - 11:15 Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

No seminar today because of schedule conflicts with other meetings


10:15 - 11:15 Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

No seminar today because of the holiday (Kristi himmelfärdsdag).


24/5 10:15 - 11:15 Herbert Simon, E-building (IDA)

.Aizawa, K (2009) Neuroscience and multiple realization: a reply to Bechtel and Mudale. Synthese, 167, 493-510.

5/6 10:15 - 11:15 Allen Newell, E-building (IDA)

Please note the change of date and place!

Gallistel, R (2017) The Neurobiological Bases for the Computational Theory of Mind. In De Almeida, R, & Gleitman, L (eds.) On Concepts, Modules, and Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Here is a video where Gallistel talks about this and the study from Hesslow's lab in Lund which is an important part of his argument.

Here is a comment on this paper that might be of interest.


Sidansvarig: Arne Jönsson
Senast uppdaterad: 2018-05-25