5th Avant Workshop / October 12, 2018, Warsaw


You are kindly invited to participate in the 5th Avant Workshop to be held on October 12, 2018,
in Warsaw (Poland), at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAS (at the Staszic Palace).

Invited Speaker:
Sofia Miguens (the Department of Philosophy of the University of Porto), the Principal Investigator of MLAG (Mind, Language and Action Group)
More about the Invited Speaker and MLAG
The title of the Speaker’s lecture: “Is seeing judging? Radical contextualism and the problem of perception”. Abstract. Recommended reads  – please ask.

Invited commentaries by: Maja Białek (University of Bialystok), Marek Hetmański (Maria Curie Skłodowska University), Piotr Kozak (University of Bialystok). Abstracts.

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences; Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University; Avant Project (Centre for Philosophical Research).


We encourage all participants of the workshop to consider problems concerning both contemporary philosophy and cognitive sciences, such as representation, perception, consciousness, action and agency, to name a few. We are interested in historical questions of how different philosophical accounts influenced or inspired contemporary studies of cognition, as well as what kind of problems in modern philosophy—if any—were wrongly omitted and need to be reconsidered. Since it is a common fact that cognitive sciences, including ‘embodied’, ‘situated’, ‘extended’ or ‘enactive’ approaches to cognition, are inspired by some philosophical works (analytical, phenomenological or hermeneutical), we would also like to ask how philosophy can shed light on the problems addressed by cognitive sciences, like those related to perception and representation.

Warsaw, Nowy Świat 72 (Staszic Palace), room 154

Organizing Committee:
Marcin Miłkowski (chair; IPhS PAS), Witold Wachowski (UW, IPhS PAS),
Krystyna Bielecka (UW), Michał Piekarski (IF UKSW), Marcin Trybulec (UMCS),
Przemysław Nowakowski (IPhS PAS).


Abstracts and biographical notes


Abstract submission October 3 4
Notification of acceptance within a few days
Booking the accommodation with organizers’ help October 7

Download the registration form.
The registration form should be sent by email to biuro @ avant.edu.pl

The issue of the journal Avant


“Inspirations: 20th-century Philosophy and Contemporary Studies on Cognition”

The event is financed by the CSW University, WFCh.

The picture is derivative of “2001 ‘Close Company, no. 6.349” by Fons Heijnsbroek, some rights reserved.

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