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Zoom | A defense of inference systems and a discussion of competence approaches to human behavior

From: 2021-02-04 To:2021-02-04

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    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
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    Mind, Language & Action
  • Thursday, 4th February 2021

    10am EST/ 3pm Lisbon/London time

    Conference
    A defense of inference systems and a discussion of competence approaches to human behavior, especially religious ritual behavior

     

    E. Thomas Lawson (Professor Emeritus in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University)

     

    Abstract
    There are at least six approaches to the human mind (the neuroscientific, the behavioral, the competence approach, the ecological, the phenomenological, and the computational). All have made contributions to an explanatory understanding to the mind. This talk will focus on the competence approach to that study and attempt to show why talk of inference systems makes eminent sense especially in the light of the development of the human brain in evolutionary time.

     

     

    Conferência organizada no âmbito do Projecto PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017 (Epistemology of Religious Belief – Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World) (PI Nuno Venturinha, Co-PI Sofia Miguens), com a colaboração do MLAG

     

    Organization:
    Robert Vinten (IFILNOVA), Nuno Venturinha (IFILNOVA) and Sofia Miguens (IF/UP)
    Project “Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World” (PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017)
    Reasoning and Argumentation Laboratory (ArgLab) of IFILNOVA
    RG Mind, Language and Action Group (MLAG)
    Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto – FIL/00502
    Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

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