University of Iowa, USA
Academic Year 2013
Pieces of Mind: A Humanistic Defense of Mechanistic Explanation of Mind
Carrie Figdor is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Iowa. She is the author of articles in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, neuroethics and media ethics, is co-host of the podcast New Books in Philosophy, and is a member of the executive committee of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. During her stay at Pittsburgh she will be working on a monograph in the cognitive science of cognitive ontology, developing a framework for how we create cognitive activity concepts for the purpose of explaining the mind in a way that is continuous with explanations in the biological sciences.