[SydPhil] Evolving Minds: Integrating Philosophy, Science and the Arts - CFP

Eliza Goddard elizagoddard at aap.org.au
Fri Apr 6 15:57:31 AEST 2018

*Evolving Minds: Integrating Philosophy, Science and the Arts.*

*Monday, Sept 17 – Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018*

*Charles Darwin University (Darwin, NT)*


Professor of Philosophy, Daniel Dennett, has been selected as the 2018
Charles Darwin Scholar, and he is visiting Charles Darwin University in
Darwin, Australia from September 8 - 21, during which time he is going to
present the “Charles Darwin Scholar Oration.” To coincide with this visit
by Daniel Dennett, the ArtLab at Charles Darwin University is staging a
conference. This event is going to be themed around the Charles Darwin
Scholar Award, with a priority placed on research interests of Dennett in
the topics of human consciousness and evolutionary biology, particularly as
these topics relate to adaptation, both cultural and biological.

The Charles Darwin Scholar Program was established in 2013 to enhance the
work and legacy of its namesake, Charles Darwin. This link provides more
information on the Scholar Program and the role of the Charles Darwin
Scholar (http://www.cdu.edu.au/newsroom/Professor-Dennett). Daniel Dennett
is the author of many books, including *Breaking the Spell* (Viking,
2006), *Darwin's
Dangerous Idea* (Simon and Schuster, 1995), and recently From *Bacteria to
Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds* (Norton, 2017). Dennett is the
Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has
delivered many talks, including not only the John Locke Lectures at Oxford
in 1983, but also the Young Lectures at Adelaide in 1985. He has received
two Guggenheim Fellowships, two Fulbright Fellowships, and five honorary
doctorates. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and
Science, and he has been awarded the Erasmus Prize (the highest, academic
honour in the Netherlands—an honour bequeathed by Queen Beatrice in

*Keynote Addresses and Special Events: *

Daniel Dennett will deliver a key-note address to open the conference. We
expect to include other invited speakers, one of whom is Professor Stephen
Mumford [Durham University].

*Panel Session on Consciousness: *

Daniel Dennett, Stephen Mumford and other invited speakers will also take
part in a conference special event, a panel session on the topic of

*Call for Papers:*

The organisers invite contributors to submit, in the first instance,
abstracts for papers.

Topics for papers may include the following themes:

i) Consciousness and Naturalism

ii) Cultural Change and Evolutionary Theory

iii) Innovating for Adaptation

iv) Indigenous Futures and Cultural Responses

v)  Cultural Change and Creativity in Science and the Arts.

Please submit an abstract of 200 words (max), accompanied by a bio of 50
words (max).

Deadline for submission of abstracts:  Wednesday May 9th, 2018.

Please send abstracts (with biography) via email to Dr Sharon Ford

(Subject Heading: Conference: Evolving minds 2018): sharon.ford at cdu.edu.au

More information will follow shortly about the program for the conference,
including information about registration, participation, and accommodation,
as well as other events pertaining to the proceedings.

*Conference Organisation and Contact: *

Lead organiser and *contact person*: Dr Sharon Ford (sharon.ford at cdu.edu.au)

General organisation committee: members of ArtLab, College of Indigenous
Futures, Arts and Society, CDU:

Dr Sharon Ford

Dr Nicolas Bullot

Dr Adelle Sefton-Rowston

Dr Christian Bok

Dr Eliza Goddard
Executive Officer, Australasian Association of Philosophy
GPO BOX 1978, Hobart 7001, Australia

ACN 152 892 272
ABN 29 152 892 272
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