Exploring the Minds Eye An Interdisciplinary Conference on Imagination

Conference: Exploring the Mind’s Eye – An Interdisciplinary Conference on Imagination

Imagination is at the center of contemporary debates in the philosophy of mind. The ontological status of mental imagery, the epistemological status of imagined possibilities, and the relationship between imaginative ability and the subjective knowledge of one’s experiences are all rigorously debated. Likewise, the nature and function of imagination is an important and lively area of research in neuroscience and developmental psychology.

In this interdisciplinary conference, we aim to provide a platform where prominent scholars can share, discuss and develop their views and theories in the light of the most recent developments in the philosophical and scientific research on imagination.

DatesOctober 25-26, 2019

Venue: FFB-22 (Bilkent Main Campus)

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Prospective Conference Program: Click here

Registration: https://imgconf.eventbrite.com

Registration is required to attend the conference but there is no registration fee.

 

Host institution: Bilkent University

Host departments: Philosophy, Neuroscience & Psychology

Organized by the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Group at Bilkent University

All questions about the conference should be emailed to imgconf@bilkent.edu.tr

Exploring the Mind’s Eye
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Imagination at Bilkent University
Conference Program

Friday, October 25
09:00 – 09:50 Coffee
09:50 – 10:00 Welcome
10:00 – 11:00 Margot Strohminger (Oxford, Philosophy)
“Supposition, Imagination and Offline Belief”
Commentator: Istvan Aranyosi (Bilkent)
11:10 – 12:10 Kourken Michaelian (Université Grenoble Alpes, Philosophy)
“Imagining the Past Reliably and Unreliably: What\’s Next for the Simulation Theory of
Episodic Memory?”
Commentator: Nazım Keven (Bilkent)
12:10 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Adam Zeman (Exeter, Psychology)
“The Eye\’s Mind – Perspectives on Visual Imagery”
Commentator: Michelle Adams (Bilkent)
14:40 – 15:40 Bence Nanay (Antwerp & Cambridge, Philosophy)
“There is No Such Thing as Imagination”
Commentator: Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi University)
15:50 – 16:50 Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna College, Philosophy)
“Contrast or Continuum? The Case of Belief and Imagination”
Commentator: Bill Wringe (Bilkent)
Saturday, October 26
09:00 – 10:00 Coffee
10:00 – 11:00 Tufan Kıymaz (Bilkent, Philosophy)
“The Ability Hypothesis: What is it to Know an Experience?”
Commentator: Mehtap Doğan (Yıldırım Beyazıt University)
11:10 – 12:10 Deena Weisberg (Villanova, Psychology)
“From Fiction to Reality: What Can We Learn from Stories?”
Commentator: Hande Ilgaz (Bilkent)
12:10 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Anna Abraham (Leeds Beckett University, Psychology)
“A Neurophilosophical Approach to the Imagination”
Commentator: Christopher Brown (Bilkent)
14:40 – 15:40 David Papineau (CUNY Graduate Center & KCL, Philosophy)
“Self-Knowledge of Sensory States”
Commentator: Erhan Demircioğlu (Koç University)
16:00 – 18:30 Poster session

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