CONFERENCIA SOBRE TORRES QUEVEDO PREMIADA POR EL ROYAL INSTITUTE OF NAVIGATION (UK)

El 19 de julio de 2016, en la Royal Geographical Society (1 Kensington Gore, Londres), Su Alteza Real el Príncipe Philip, Duque de Edimburgo y esposo de la Reina Isabel II, hará entrega de los Awards concedidos en 2016 por el Royal Institute of Navigationhttp://www.rin.org.uk/Events/4471/Annual-Meeting-and-AGM---PATRON-TO-ATTENDEntre estos Premios se encuentra el "Maybourn Prize", otorgado a la mejor conferencia presentada en el Congreso sobre Historia de la Navegación organizado anualmente por el Royal Institute of Navigation en el National Maritime Museum de Greenwich. Este año el Congreso se ha titulado "From Sea to Sky. The Evolution of Sea Navigation from the Ocean and Beyond". La Conferencia premiada, dedicada a la contribución de Leonardo Torres Quevedo a la Ingeniería Naval, llevaba por título "Aircraft on Board. An Account on the History of the Airships Carrier, 1913-1922"http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/From%20Sea%20to%20Sky%20-%20PROGRAMME.pdfSin duda, se trata de un nuevo reconocimiento internacional a la obra de "el más prodigioso inventor de su tiempo" en su "Año Torres Quevedo 2016", promovido desde Amigos de la Cultura Científica, la web www.torresquevedo.org y el Grupo de Facebook "Spanish Aerocar Centennial".

 

PROXIMA CONFERENCIA RED EPISOC, EPISTEMOLOGÍA Y SOCIEDAD (UAM)

Se anuncia la próxima conferencia del seminario permanente de la red Epistemología y Sociedad: Del conocimiento personal al conocimiento distribuido que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Fernando Broncano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

"En el teatro de la acción. Narración y dramaturgia como modelos de acción"

Jueves, 16 de junio de 2016
12:00-14:00

Sala de juntas, Módulo VII, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad
Autónoma de Madrid
 
Para más información, http://episoc.polytropon.es/category/forthcoming-events/ o escribir al correo jesus.vega@uam.es
 

CONVOCATORIA PLAZA DE INVESTIGADOR: EDINBURGH NAPIER PRINCIPAL'S RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Se ha convocado una plaza de investigador:  Vacancy: Edinburgh Napier Principal’s Research Fellowships – apply by July 1st 2016. El plazo de inscripción finaliza el 1 de Julio de 2016.

Podéis consultar toda la información sobre la misma en el siguiente enlace: https://hazelhall.org/2016/06/06/vacancy-edinburgh-napier-principals-research-fellowships-apply-by-july-1st-2016/

 

SFC MADRID: ALEJANDRO HORTAL: "HERBERT SIMON: ORIGIN AND CRITICISM OF NUDGE THEORY"

Lugar: Sala 06 de Filosofía de la Facultad de Humanidades de la UNED (Paseo Senda del Rey, 7).

Fecha: 14 de junio de 2016
Hora: 12:00

Ponente: Alejandro Hortal (University of North Carolina Greensboro). 
 

Abstract

Herbert Simon was one of the first economists to conceive rationality, in the traditional sense of the concept, as bounded by our cognitive capabilities. This opened the door to different theories of bounded rationality and diverse approaches about how to deal with it: from an individual level to a policy level (nudge theory). During the last few years we have seen an increase in the amount of papers centered on the nudge theory approach. At the same time, Gerd Gigierenzer and those proposing a model based on ecological rationality have criticized their findings. Our paper will review Simon’s role in the genesis of nudge theory as well as its influence in the ecological rationality model.  Both, nudge theory and ecological rationality, are based on the same idea but with opposed conclusions: while nudge theory separates itself from Simon’s core principle of bounded rationality and the role of the structure of the environment, the ecological rationality model uses it as a philosophical foundation of its psychological theory.

 

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS: X IUMAM: THE COGNITIVE VALUE OF LITERATURE

THE COGNITIVE VALUE OF LITERATURE
X Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality
 (Valencia, October 26-28, 2016)
mindartandmorality.wordpress.com

 

The Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality promotes the interconnections across different areas in philosophy and, in particular, the study of issues lying at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of mind. In previous editions, the Workshop has been devoted either to the production of a particular philosopher, including Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Dancy, Christine Korsgaard, Shaun Nichols, David Filkenstein, and Malcolm Budd; or to explore topics such as the Philosophy of Music (Peter Kivy, Noël Carroll or Derek Matravers), Self-Knowledge (David Filkenstein and Sarah Sawyer) and Art and Negative Emotions (Susan Feagin and Eileen John).  On the 2016 edition, we intend to focus on the cognitive value of literature. Among others, we will consider issues concerning the fictional vs. non-fictional divide and how it conditions our ability to acquire knowledge from literature, the relevance of aesthetic values to the cognitive values associated with literature, the specific kind of knowledge or insight that could be derived from literature, and how literary works relate to philosophical treatises or essays.

 
Invited Speaker: Gregory Currie (University of York)

Call for Papers: We invite submissions on any aspect of the current debate on the cognitive value of literature. Authors should submit either a full paper (5000 words) or a extended abstract (2000 words) by June 15th, 2016. Submissions should be sent tomindartandmorality@gmail.com. The layout of the manuscript should accommodate anonymous refereeing (i.e. name and address on a separate sheet, and not repeated in the text). Notification of acceptance should be expected by July 15, 2016. The organization will cover accommodation expenses for one author per accepted paper.

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING: POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES: MEDICAL TRANSLATION IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN GENOMICS

DEADLINE APPROACHING!

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows are required for the ERC-funded  
project “Medical translation in the history of modern genomics” led by  
Dr Miguel Garcia-Sancho investigating the history of the international  
initiatives to map and sequence the human, pig and yeast genomes. One  
post will investigate the yeast genome initiative and the other the  
mapping and sequencing of the pig genome.

Evidence of high quality academic research in the field of History  
of Science and/or Science and Technology Studies; expertise in  
archival research methods and socio-historical studies of mid-to-late  
20th century biomedicine; and a willingness to work across your own  
field of expertise are all essential.

These two full-time fixed-term posts are available for 42 months  
from no later than 1st October 2016.

Salary: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum

Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) Wednesday 8th June 2016

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=036189


CALL FOR PAPERS: SEFA'S WORKSHOP WITH TIMOTHY WILLIAMSON (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Call for Contributions: XXV SIUCC (Valencia, October 2022, 2016) 

Extended deadline: June 12, 2016.

http://www.sefaweb.es/siucc-xxv/

The Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (SEFA) invites submissions for the XXV edition of the SIUCC to be held in Valencia in October 20‐22, 2016, which will focused on the work of the invited guest, Timothy Williamson. The SIUCC (Seminario Interuniversitario de Ciencia Cognitiva) annual conferences are three‐day workshops organized under the auspices of the SEFA (www.sefaweb.es) since the creation of the society in 1994. Invited speakers are asked to present three papers, which can be new material or a revision of former work. The program is completed with the presentation of 8‐12 contributed papers on topics related to the work of the invited speaker.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: The Organizing Committee invites contributions on topics related to Prof. Williamson’s work. Extended drafts (between 2000 and 3000 words) prepared for blind review should be sent by e-mail to siucc2016@gmail.com before June 12, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified before July 30th, 2016. The organization will cover accommodation expenses for authors of accepted papers.
 

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