Contemporary Philosophy Research in Progress Seminars (CPR Research in Progress)

This is a new seminar series designed to help facilitate the development of research. It seeks to provide a forum for researchers and PhD candidates to try out ideas at an early stage of development and encourage the development of ideas. 

The seminars will feature short presentations, a maximum of 40 minutes and ideally shorter, so time can be focused on discussion. Sessions will start at 2.30 sharp every other Thursday and last one hour. This seminar series is originally conceived for the presentation of work in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of technology and philosophy of cognitive science; however related areas and even those further afield are also welcome to be proposed for presentation. Sessions will run on alternate weeks from the current philosophy of mind reading group. Those who are interested in presenting research are asked to contact Robert Clowes at the institute.

 

First session

Thursday 30th of June, 
2.30 p.m. - Room 1.05 - Edifício ID.

João Fonseca - “Multiple Realization as Heuristic in Psycho-Neural Explanation”

"This talk is a departure from the more traditional discussions of Multiple Realization comprising the topic of the autonomous status of psychology as a special science in relation to neuroscience. In contrast to simple conceptual possibilities, this talk explores the implications of actual cases of biological Multiple Realization of Psychological functions toward the scientific task of obtaining generalizations in current Behavioral Neuroscience. Against the common belief that considers Multiple Realization as an obstacle to such generalizations I suggest that, on the contrary, it provides us with important information that function as heuristics to constrain our demand for the right sort of generalizations."

 

Second Session

Thursday 21st of July
2.30 p.m. - Room 1.05 - Edifício ID.

Dina Mendonça - "My Mind as Another".

All welcome.

 

Third Session

January 25 -
2.30 p.m. Room 1.05, ID Building

Ana Falcato - "Minimalism without Minimal Propositions"

 

My aim in this talk is to present and refuse one sui generis version of Semantic Minimalism, which I dubbed “Minimalism without Minimal Propositions” (MWMP).

Common semantic minimalists usually defend one of the following trains of thought:
1) the semantic content of an utterance is exhausted by the syntactic constituents of the correspondent sentence-type together with its mode of composition and the role played by this kind of content is much more constrained than is often supposed.
2) There is a minimal content – a Minimal Proposition – which is expressed by every utterance of the same sentence-type S, no matter how different their contexts of utterance are. That Minimal Proposition is the content that can be grasped and reported by someone ignorant about the relevant characteristics of the context in which an utterance of S took place.

Contrary to most current Semantic Minimalism proposals MWMP does not subscribe either 1) or 2), even if its supporter also proclaims himself to be a Minimalist. Basically a minimalist without minimal propositions argues that there need not be any such thing as a Minimal Proposition for an utterance of a sentence S to be understandable, sharable or reportable. Because many syntactically complete and well-formed sentences are semantically incomplete, MWMP will defend, those sentences do not express propositions, even if minimal ones, but only “propositional radicals” or “propositional schemes”.

But MWMP is as misguided a proposal as Minimalism in any of its forms. Departing from a very impoverished notion of Pragmatics, one of its fundamental premises is the establishing of a sharp division between “semantic content” and “pragmatic content” in interpreting utterances of sentence-types. But on the core of this premise lays an abusive restriction of tasks to both types of content to perform and – what’s worse – the formal ascription of “semantic content” to an entity which does not exist.

All welcome.

Events

All Events

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IX: Susana Duarte e Maria Filomena Molder

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

July 05, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

International Conference

June 21, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão Especial "Double Bill: Apropos London"

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

June 04, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

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