Fragmentation of Cognition: troubles of interdisciplinary explanations

Country: Portugal

City: Porto

Abstr. due: 31.05.2019

Dates: 24.10.19 — 26.10.19

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy;

Organizing comittee e-mail: trends4 @ avant.edu.pl

Organizers: Mind, Language and Action Group / Institute of Philosophy / Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto

 

This conference is devoted to current interdisciplinary research on cognition and science, as well as to reflection on interdisciplinarity itself. This year, we would like to focus on the very issue of interdisciplinarity, which is usually tacitly accepted as valuable, and explanatory problems in interdisciplinary research, with some emphasis on cognitive sciences. There is a lack of such systematic analyzes and reflexes. We suggest taking on such problems (but without being limited to them) as:   (1) What kind of interdisciplinarity, methodological or institutional, is at stake for a given problem domain? (2) What are explanatory difficulties in interdisciplinary research? (3) Is integration (theoretical, problematic, methodological, or institutional) desirable in such research? (4) Should interdisciplinary approach be pluralistic? (5) Could–and if so, to what extent–participants in non-scientific fields (such as artists, industry, commercial entities) be involved in such research? (6) What kind of interdisciplinary character does have research on cognition? (7) Are cognitive science problems typical for all interdisciplinary studies?   Problems in interdisciplinary research are among the most vivid in the contemporary philosophy of science. They also clearly reflect the relationship between science and society. We suggest that these issues (as well as the topics of the previous editions of the conference) could be the subject of thematic sections, special conference symposia, talks or posters.

Conference Web-Site: http://avant.edu.pl/trends4

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