2023: Kim Sterelny (ANU)

1. Cumulative Culture: The Standard Model and its Problems

2. The Challenge of Sorcery

3. Cumulative Culture and Niche Construction

4. Cumulative Culture in Unequal Worlds

2020: Cecilia Heyes (Oxford)

1. What happened to mirror neurons?

2. The cultural evolution of thinking

3. Rethinking norm psychology

2019: Frances Egan & Robert Matthews (Rutgers)

1. Representation in Cognitive Science (Egan)

2. Glossing the theory: Recovering the Person (Egan)

3. Some bad news for Relationalism about the Attitudes (Matthews)

4. A case for Dispositionalism about the Attitudes (Matthews)

2018: Thomas Metzinger (Mainz)

  1. What is the deepest level of self-consciousness?
  2. Mental autonomy, cognitive agency, and abstract levels of self-identification
  3. Minimal phenomenal experience: A new theory about consciousness as such
  4. Virtuelle Realität und Künstliche Intelligenz. Neue Fragen für Gesetzgebung und Angewandte Ethik

2017: Frank Jackson (ANU)

  1. How to think about perceptual content and how this delivers „feel“
  2. The nature of Mind: What kind of materialist should I be?
  3. Conceptual Analysis for explainers and predictors
  4. Two-dimensionalism for Mooreans

2016: Patricia S. Churchland (UC San Diego)

  1. Neurophilosophy: New developments concerning representing and valuing
  2. The impact of social neuroscience on moral philosophy
  3. Nerve Agents. You and your amazing old-fangled reward system

2015: John Campbell (UC Berkeley)

  1. General versus Singular Causation in the Mind
  2. Imagination versus Scientific Explanation
  3. Interventions on the Mind
  4. The Validity of a Psychological Construct

2014: Daniel C. Dennett (Tufts)

  1. Explaining Mind. Cultural Evolution as the Bridge from Absolute Ignorance to Intelligent Design
  2. The Competence of nature
  3. If Brains are computers, what kind of computers are they?
  4. How memes equip our brains for comprehension

2013: David J. Chalmers (ANU)

  1. Introduction to Structuralism
  2. Structuralism, Space, and Scepticism
  3. The Matrix as Metaphysics
  4. Imperfect realism and the structuralist reply to skepticism

2012: Susan Carey & Ned Block (Harvard/NYU)

  1. The origin of concepts: the case of natural number (Carey)
  2. How the nature of attention can decide among the major
    theories of perception (Block)

3. How iconic memory shows that consciousness is fundamentally

    different from cognition (Block)
4. Insights about what we see from crowded perception (Block)
5. Core Cognition of the Social World (Carey)


2011: Katalin Farkas & Tim Crane 
(CEU Budapest)

1. Non-existent objects (Crane)

2. Psychologism, semantics, and the non-existent (Crane)

3. What is distinctive of human thought? (Crane)

4. Extended Minds (Farkas)

5. Extended Selves (Farkas)

2010: David Papineau (King's, London)

1. The phenomenal concept strategy

2. Mind the Gap

3. The intuition of distinctness

4. Mental causation

5. Are humans just physical machines?

2009: John Perry (Stanford)

1. Meaning and the Self

2. Self-Knowledge

3. Freedom and the Self

4. Borges’ Selves

2008: Alva Noë (UC Berkeley)

1. Conscious Reference

2. Magic realism and the limits of intelligibility

3. Perception without Representation

4. Novel Experiences

5. Presence in Pictures

2007: Shaun Gallagher (Memphis)

1. Embodied Subjectivity and self-agency

2. Multiple aspects of agency: phenomenology and neuroscience

3. Understanding others in action and narrative

4. Embodiment and understanding other agents: neural resonance and simulation theory

5. Embodiment, intersubjectivity, and moral personhood