Action & Perception Conference

WhenMay 11, 2018 3:00 PM - May 12, 2018 3:00 PM
WhereOther Location
Contact InformationPhilosophy Department
DescriptionAction and Perception

(Chicago Mind & Action Workshop, Second Annual Conference)

The aim of this conference is to build on the growing body of interesting work exploring interconnections between issues in the philosophy of perception and issues in the philosophy of action. This has taken a variety of forms: “enactivist” theories of perception which hold that an account of what it is to perceive must make reference to capacities for bodily action in our environment; work on “practical knowledge” that explores the ways in which an agent’s knowledge of what she is doing does and does not depend on perception; work that explores structural parallels between theoretical and practical reasoning and the characteristic roles of perception and sensible inclination in supplying premises for such reasoning; work that reflects on the question whether and how normative or action-guiding properties might themselves be perceptible; etc. Our goal is bring together philosophers and other researchers who have approached these topics from interesting directions, and to invite them to reflect on how their projects might engage with one another.


Thomas Crowther, University of Warwick
Anton Ford, University of Chicago
Chris Frey and Jennifer Frey, University of South Carolina
Sean Kelly, Harvard University
Mohan Matthen, University of Toronto
Alva Noe, University of California, Berkeley
John Schwenkler, Florida State University
Frederique de Vignemont, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris

Dates: Friday May 11- Saturday May 12, 2018

Organizers: Anton Ford and Matt Boyle, University of Chicago

Graduate Organizers: Pirachula Chulanon & Amy Levine

Location: Rosenwald 405 on campus

Please check the website,, for more information, including a detailed conference description and list of speakers, and to register.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Conferences
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