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Presentation


Aesthetics and Cognitive Science (ÆCS)

 

Contact: Filippo Contesi, Enrico Terrone or Nicole Hall

 

Program - Practical information / Accessibility
 

Friday, 24 June 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Ribot AKA Salle Prestige 1, ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm
Anna Ichino (Nottingham),
"The Powers of Imagination"

ABSTRACT: Believing that you have won the lottery is clearly different from merely imagining that you have won the lottery. But what precisely does the difference amount to? This is less clear. According to the standard view in the contemporary debate, imaginings and beliefs differ in two key functional respects: (1) with respect to the cognitive inputs in response to which they are formed (imaginings are not formed in response to real-world evidence as beliefs are), and (2) with respect to the behavioural outputs that they are able to produce (imaginings do not motivate us to act as beliefs do). I will argue that the standard view is mistaken: imaginings motivate us to act (and react) precisely as beliefs do; hence the only relevant difference between them is at the input level. I will show that this view does not have the absurd consequences that it is generally taken to have; and that, on the contrary, it has important implications for our understanding of how the mind works.

The talk will engage widely with cognitive science work and promises to be exceptionally interesting for a number of people working in the philosophy of mind and language, cognitive science, and of course aesthetics and the philosophy of art.



Practical information/ accessibility

- Salle Langevin is completely wheelchair accessible (please use the elevator on the ground floor of 29 rue d'Ulm immediately after the entrance foyer). A microphone can be used, please get in touch if you would like us to use it. For this or any other query, please email Filippo Contesi.

-  Salle de réunion, RDC, Institut Nicod, Pavillon Jardin, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm. The Salle de Réunion is completely wheelchair accessible (please turn right from the ground-floor entrance foyer of 29 rue d'Ulm, then just before the end of the corridor use the elevator on your left-hand side and go to level 0, then go through three doors; you will find yourself in an atrium, turn left and after 5 metres or so use the elevator on your right-hand side and go again to level 0; if the door there is locked please use the touchpad to ring the following extensions: 2647, 2698 or 2696). A microphone can be used, please get in touch if you would like us to use it. For this or any other query, please email Filippo Contesi.

- Salle Prestige 1 is completely wheelchair accessible (Salle Prestige 1 is on the ground floor of 29 rue d'Ulm, please just go straight ahead from the entrance foyer, past the big staircase on your right). A microphone can be used, please get in touch if you would like us to use it. For this or any other query, please email Filippo Contesi.

- Salle Prestige 2 is completely wheelchair accessible (Salle Prestige 2 is on the ground floor of 29 rue d'Ulm, please just go straight ahead from the entrance foyer, past the big staircase on your right). A microphone can be used, please get in touch if you would like us to use it. For this or any other query, please email Filippo Contesi.

Past sessions

Friday, 6 November 2015, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Langevin,
Max Kölbel (LOGOS, Barcelona),
"Anti-realism about Aesthetic and Moral Judgement".

Friday, 11 December 2015 from 2 to 4 pm - Salle de réunion, RDC, Institut Nicod, Pavillon Jardin, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm.
Nicole Hall (FMSH, IJN),
"Aesthetics, Art and Cognitive Science"

Friday, 29 January 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Langevin, ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris.
Pascal Engel (EHESS),
"The Grapes of Wrath: Jonathan Swift from anger to contempt to satire".

Monday, 1 February 2016, from 4 to 6 pm in Salle Langevin, 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris.
Matthew Nudds (Warwick),
"Performance Means and the Identity of Musical Works".

Friday, 12 February 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in - Salle de réunion, RDC, Institut Nicod, Pavillon Jardin, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm.
Alberto Voltolini (Turin),
"Twofoldness and Threelayeredness"

Friday, 11 March 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Prestige 1, ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm
Jerrold Levinson (Maryland),
"Music-Specific Emotion".

Friday, 25 March 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Langevin, ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm
Inés Crespo (IJN/NYU Paris),
"Kantian Reflective Judgement and the Normativity of Taste"

Friday, 8 April 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Prestige 1, ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm
Uriah Kriegel (IJN),
"A Fitting Attitude Account of Beauty?"

Friday, 15 April 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Langevin, ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm
Stefano Predelli (Nottingham),
"Fictional Talk"

Friday, 22 April 2016, from 3 to 5 pm in Salle de réunion, Institut Nicod, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm.
Mattia Riccardi (Universität Bonn),
"Phenomenal Presence in Pictorial Seeing and Hallucination".

Monday, 9 May 2016, 2 to 4 pm, in Salle Langevin, ENS, 29 rue rue d'Ulm
Palle Leth (Stockholm, IJN)
"The Possibility of Paraphrase"

Friday, 17 June 2016, from 2 to 4 pm in Salle Ribot AKA Salle Prestige 1, ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm
Kendall Walton (Michigan),
"How to Think about Fiction—and How Not To"

 

 


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