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Situating Science and Atlantic Regional Philosophers Association present the following Free Public lecture and annual Atlantic Regional Philosophers Association conference

Does the body think? What is the mind? What is an individual?


The extended mind thesis in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and philosophy of biology

Free Public Lecture
Friday Oct. 15, 2010 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall, University of King’s College

Keynote Lecture for:
The Individual in Science and Philosophy
Atlantic Regional Philosophers Association conference
Oct. 15-16, 2010

(free for students!)

University of King’s College


(Halifax) Dr. Rob Wilson (University of Alberta), reputed philosopher of science, speaks on the latest research that re-thinks what cognition and the mind are. This FREE public evening lecture is the keynote lecture for the Atlantic Regional Philosophers Association conference, The Individual in Science and Philosophy, co-sponsored by Situating Science (, (

The Individual in Science and Philosophy

The conference marks ARPA’s annual meeting, which runs from Oct. 15 to 16th , and which is FREE to students.

Dr. Wilson has been researching eugenics, the contemporary uses of biotechnology, and the philosophy of psychiatry. He has also been involved in several large-scale research projects that address What Sorts of People Should There Be? This research network examines the nature of human diversity and variation, our ability to influence this variation, and what this means for how we live together in the world.

“Some recent work in the philosophy of mind, biology, and cognitive science has questioned, in various ways, the idea that the mind and cognition are always confined to the skull….I hope to raise some basic questions that will serve as productive encouragement for ongoing work on individuals and cognition in the biological, cognitive, and social sciences.” – Rob. Wilson

ARPA was formed in 1970 to foster research and scholarship within the philosophical community in Atlantic Canada. Its main function is to hold an annual conference where Atlantic Canadian philosophers (and visitors) can discuss their work.

Created in 2007 with the generous funding of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant, Situating Science is a seven-year project promoting communication and collaboration among humanists and social scientists that are engaged in the study of science and technology.

For more information, please contact

Emily Tector

Project Coordinator

Situating Science

University of King’s College

(902) 422-1271 x 200

To register for the conference, contact:

Stephen Boos
Associate Professor of Humanities, University of King's College

Phone: 902-422-1271 ext. 214


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