Grup de Recerca en Epistemologia i Ciències Cognitives



One of the group's main activities qua group in the past four years has been a regular reading group in which philosophical works (recently-published or unpublished, by group members or by others) are discussed and criticized. For 2010-2011 our plan is to focus most of these meetings on works concerned with the nature of time and its relationships to human thought, agency, knowledge, and aesthetic experience. GRECC?s members and sub-groups have individually organized a variety of public philosophy events such as lectures and workshops, on topics related to our research themes. But in the coming years GRECC aims to establish a regular bi-monthly seminar series, or colloquium, specific to GRECC, in which invited speakers (mainly, but not exclusively, from outside Spain) will give talks on topics closely related to our research topics. In addition to its internal research activities and the GRECC colloquium series, GRECC intends to co-sponsor a number of conferences on themes closely related to the sub-group's research projects. The first conference was held on 18-20 February, 2010. This three-day conference, co-organized with LOGOS and the research group of Prof. Jose Diez (UB), covered the themes of causation and explanation in specific sciences (with one day devoted to each of the three sciences of biology, economics and physics). GRECC also intends to co-sponsor one or more conferences on our topic of time and consciousness. These will bring together academics from a number of areas both within and outside of philosophy (e.g. physicists, psychologists, cognitive scientists). We expect to hold the first such conference in 2011.

Next Activities

First workshop of the Experience, Bbelief and Mental Agency Research Team (MICINN - FFI2011-26853)
Participants: Josefa Toribio (Principal Investigator, UAB), Olga Fernández (UAB), Conor McHugh (Southampton), Josep Macià (UB), Daniel Quesada (UAB), Susanna Siegel (Harvard) and Ernest Sosa (Rutgers).
October 15th, 2012.
Place and programme TBA


Recent Activities

Julián Pacho (Universidad del  País Vasco - UPV)
"Ascenso representacional e imagen científica del mundo"
6 June 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 h
Sala de Reunions del Departamento de Filosofía UAB (Aula B7/113)

Francisca Pérez Carreño (Universidad de Murcia)
"Percepción expresiva de la naturaleza y el arte"
14 May 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 h
Sala de Reunions del Departament de Filosofia de la UAB (Aula B7/113)

Bernhard Nickel (Harvard University)
"Semantics and Psychology -- The case of Genericity"
27 April 2012, 11.30-13.30 h
Aula 412 - Facultat de Filosofia, Universitat de Barcelona


Chloë FitzGerald  (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
"Using moral intuitions to deal with bias"
30 November 2011, 15:00
Seminari de Filosofia, Universitat de Barcelona


Grecc Colloquium

Julian Kiverstein (University of Amsterdam)
"Temporal illusions in a tenseless world"
20 October 2011, 16:00 h
Departament de Filosofia, UAB

Mauro Dorato (U. di Roma)
"Physics, Metaphysics, and the Relationship between the Scientific and the Manifest Image of the World"
27 September 2011, 16:00h
Departament de Filosofia, UAB

Joseph Berkovitz (University of Toronto)
"The World According to de Finetti: On de Finetti's Instrumentalist Philosophy of Probability"
2 March 2011 11:00 am
Departament de Filosofia, UAB

Agustin Vicente (Ikerbasque / UPV-EHU)
"El lenguaje en el pensamiento"
18 November 2010
Departament de Filosofia, UAB


VI Nomos Meeting, 1-2 December 2012

Perception, Action, and Time, 2-3 June 2011

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GRECC Grup de Recerca en Ciència Cognitiva i Llenguatge
Philosophy Department
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Coordinador: Carl Hoefer

Assistent: Marta Vidal





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