12.1 / ACTING AHEAD OF ACTUALITY


16 – 19 June 2016   print this page

Conference organizers:

Hanne de Jaegher, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Shaun Gallagher, University of Memphis, United States

Zdravko Radman, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia


Conference description:

The multidisciplinary workshop will deal with anticipatory mental mechanisms - the capacity of cognitive organisms to provide orientation and adaptation in the world for events not yet happening in the senses, and in such a way provide the feeling (as phenomenologists say) of "being always already in the world". Some of the themes that will be put to the forefront of interest: ‘protention’ (Husserl), memory inspired goal-oriented acting, coupling the past and adaptive functioning, anticipatory sense-making, participatory aiming, implicit guesswork, ‘computing’ ahead, brain’s envisaging the future, proactive and predictive cognitive mechanisms, perception as expectation, building of beliefs, probabilistic ‘judgments’, extended present/actuality, acting ‘ahead’, the sense of absence that is likely to happen, etc.


Conference lecturers:

Andy Clark , University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hanne de Jaegher, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Ezequiel di Paolo, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Xavier Escribano, Universitat International de Catalunya , Spain

Thomas Fuchs, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Jakob Hohwy, Monash University, Australia

Ezequiel Morsella, San Francisco State University, United States

Laurie Paul, University of North Carolina, United States

Giovanni Pezzulo, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy

Jesse Prinz, City University of New York, Graduate Center, United States

David Rosenthal, City University of New York, United States

Michael Wheeler, University of Sterling, United Kingdom

Viktor Yirsa, Institut de Neurosciences des Systemes, France