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"Christian C. Young" <[log in to unmask]>
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Christian C. Young
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 01:08:48 -0600
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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 11:01:50 +0000
From: Steve Fuller <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: please circulate to other relevant lists and people


       From Wednesday 25 February to Wednesday 11 March, there
will be an internet conference designed to explore the
prospects for setting a global agenda for 'the public
understanding of science'. This conference, which is part of a
larger initiative sponsored by the UK's Economic and Social
Research Council, will be moderated by Prof. Steve Fuller of
Durham University. The conference will be conducted in

       The conference will be kicked off with short statements
from about 15 people who represent a variety of perspectives
on the topic worldwide. Additional contributions can be made
by anyone who subscribes to the conference listserv, and all
contributions will be archived on the World Wide Web for
subsequent use by any researchers, including journalists, who
will be notified of this conference for possible reportage.

        Not only do we expect that the key terms 'public',
'understanding' and 'science' will be interpreted differently
according to local concerns, but also that conference
participants will comment on the relevance of other
formulations of the issue to their own concerns. However, to
maintain order in the discussion, individual messages will be
kept to 500 words (including excerpts from previous messages)
and specify in the subject header whether they are making a
response or opening a new line of inquiry.

       However, No limit will be placed on the number of
messages that subscribers can post during the conference. And
messages may include weblinks for readers to access complete
texts of articles relevant to the topic at hand. Assistance
will be provided to those who would like to make their
materials available in this fashion.

        Subscribers will have a choice in accessing the
conference proceedings: (1) by receiving every message as it
is posted; (2) by viewing the conference website as each day's
new messages are added.

        To subscribe to the conference list, send a message to
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         For further information about the substance of the
conference, please contact [log in to unmask]

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From: Jillian Scott McIntosh <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 12:48:45 -0500
Subject: N, E, and I Conference Details


Naturalism, Evolution, and Intentionality:
An Interdisciplinary Conference in the Philosophy of Mind

17-19 April 1998
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

We are pleased to be able to confirm the details of this conference. A list
of invited papers is immediately below, and is followed by registration
information.  Further information, including abstracts of invited papers,
the programme, and accommodation details (in addition to the information
provided in this message), is available at:

This site will be updated as needed.  Please feel free to put in a link to it
from your site.

The Graduate Student Component Committee is currently refereeing grad
submissions.  Accepted papers will be presented on the afternoon of 17 April;
authors will be notified by 9 March 1998.

Check the website for the most recent information.
Information is also available from Professor J.S. McIntosh.
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Colin Allen (Philosophy, Texas A&M University) "Content Then and Now"

Louise Antony (Philosophy, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
"Autonomy, Causal Powers, and Projectibility"

Charles Crawford (Psychology, Simon Fraser University) "Do Ancestral and
Current Environments Differ; And, If They Did, How Could We Ever Know?"

Paul S. Davies (Philosophy, College of William and Mary) "Teleosemantics: A
Theory of Content or a History of Content?"

Terrence Deacon (Biological Anthropology, Boston University) "Constraints on
Baldwinian Evolution of Language Adaptations"

Melvyn Goodale (Psychology and Neuroscience, The University of Western
Ontario) "The Zombie Within: Evidence for Vision Without Sight in the Normal

Philip P. Hanson (Philosophy, Simon Fraser University) "Human Intentionality
and Its Neurobiological Basis"

Mohan P. Matthen (Philosophy, University of Alberta) "Function and
Homology in the Philosophy of Mind"

Karen Neander (Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University) "What's It For and How
Does It Work?"

Alexander Rosenberg (Philosophy, University of Georgia) "Eliminativist
Epistemology for Naturalists"

Eric Saidel (Philosophy, University of Southwestern Louisiana) "Teleosemantics
and the Epiphenomenality of Content"

Lawrence Shapiro (Philosophy, University of Wisconsin) "Mental


If postmarked by 23 March 1998:

   Faculty: $25 Canadian (or $20 US)
   Students,* un(der)employed: $10 Canadian (or $8 US)

If postmarked after 23 March, or paid at the door:

   Faculty: $35 Canadian (or $28 US)
   Students,* un(der)employed: $15 Canadian (or $12 US)

* Students at The University of Western Ontario will be admitted free of charge,
on presentation of a valid student card.  Please register in advance.

Tickets for the banquet on Saturday night (18 April) are $22 Canadian ($16 US).

Please make cheques payable to The University of Western Ontario.  Please see
our website for a registration form.  In lieu of using that, please provide your
name, your affiliation, your addresses, and whether or not you wish to attend
banquet on Saturday evening.  If you do, please add $22 Canadian ($16 US) to
your cheque.  Mail everything to the N, E, &I Conference registration,
Department of Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario, London,
Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7


Accommodation is available in downtown London at the Station Park Inn ($CA88
plus tax, 1-800-561-4574).
Further information is available from our webpage.  Please be sure to make your
arrangements as early as


We look forward to seeing you in April!


J.S. McIntosh, Assistant Professor,
Department of Philosophy,
The University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7

phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 5375
fax: (519) 661-3922
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
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**  Christian C. Young                       **
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