6th Avant Workshop / May 23-24, 2019, Warsaw, Staszic Palace


You are kindly invited to participate in the 6th Avant Workshop to be held on May 23-24, 2019, in Warsaw (Poland), at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAS.

Between computation and coordination: Distributed perspectives on language,
cognition and text-based artefacts

Invited Speakers:
Stephen J. Cowley
(University of Southern Denmark), Simone Pinna (University of Cagliari), Davide Secchi (University of Southern Denmark), Regina E. Fabry (Ruhr University Bochum)

Invited commentary by Marcin Miłkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Avant Project / Centre for Philosophical Research)


On a distributed perspective language and cognition arise as dialogical human activity is shaped on various timescales by biological and cultural environments. This perspective challenges the assumption that language and cognition are constituted by discrete text-like symbols stored in individual memory and governed by formal rules. Accordingly, the distributed framework is incompatible with classical organism-centered views of mind and cognition. Further, if the language of thought and a representational theory of mind are seen as essential to computational models, computationalism too is incompatible with the distributed perspective. In recent decades, however, cognitive science has extricated computation from organism-centered representational models of language and thought. More

Recommended reads:
1. Distributed Language
2. How peer-review constrains cognition: on the frontline in the knowledge sector

Warsaw, Nowy Świat 72 (Staszic Palace), room 161

Organizing Committee:
Marcin Trybulec (chair; Institute of Philosophy, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin), Marcin Miłkowski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences), Witold Wachowski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences)


Contact: workshop6 @ avant.edu.pl

The event is financed by Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

Graphic design by Natalia Skipietrow

Comments are closed.