CFP: Evolutionary Epistemology, Language & Culture

From: Bruce Edmonds (b.edmonds@mmu.ac.uk)
Date: Mon 12 Jan 2004 - 11:00:07 GMT

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    Evolutionary Epistemology, Language & Culture (EELC) 3-day Congress - May 26-28, 2004
    ***************************************************** Free University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels - Belgium
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    website: http://www.vub.ac.be/CLWF/eelc

    2nd and FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science and the Centre Leo Apostel, both of the Free University of Brussels, organize a 3-day congress on Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture. The conference 's main aim will be to bring together scholars working on
    (the origin, variation and evolution of) language and/or culture from within the framework of Evolutionary Epistemology, especially EEM. Preference will be given to those abstracts that formulate criticisms towards modularity, universal selection theories and universal Darwinism, but nevertheless adhere to an evolutionary view to study language and culture.

    Invited Speakers
    ****************
    - Franz Wuketits (Institute for Philosophy of Science - University of Vienna)
    - Marek Czachor (Department of Theoretical Physics - University of Gdansk)
    - Olaf Diettrich (Austrian Society for Cognitive Sciences - Vienna)
    - Bart de Boer (Department of Artificial Intelligence - University of Groningen)
    - Tim Ingold (Department of Anthropology - University of Aberdeen)

    Program Committee
    ****************** Nathalie Gontier, Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Diederik Aerts

    Organizer/ Contact
    ******************
    <mailto:Nathalie.Gontier@vub.ac.be>Nathalie.Gontier@vub.ac.be

    Important dates
    *************** Abstract deadline: February 1, 2004 Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2004

    Registration Deadline: May 1, 2004 Conference: 26 - 28 May, 2004

    Call for abstracts
    ****************** The language of the congress lectures will be English. We welcome philosophers, linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, biologists, to submit an abstract. Presentations must be directed towards an interdisciplinary audience.

    Topics include but are not limited to:

    - General Evolutionary Epistemology (EE), especially EEM, implemented in (the origin, variation, evolution of) language and/or culture
    - Nonadaptive EE
    - language evolution
    - cultural evolution
    - EE and systemstheory, self-organization, punctuated equilibrium, symbiogenesis, homeogenes
    - EE and learning strategies or cultural practices, implemented in
    (the origin, variation, evolution of) language and/or culture
    - (criticisms towards) the units/levels of selection debate in general or implemented in the origin and/or evolution of language and/or culture

    Preference will be given to abstracts that formulate criticisms towards Memetics, Modularity, Universal Selection theories and Universal Darwinism, but nevertheless adhere to an evolutionary view, especially systemstheory, for the study of language and/or culture.

    Submission of abstracts
    *********************** One-page abstracts (including diagrams, references) are now solicited for 30 minutes presentations (+ 15 minutes discussion). Please use a 12 pt. font and the page should have 2,5 cm margins all around. The text should be single-spaced.

    In the head of the abstract please give: Author(s) name(s), title of the abstract, affiliation of the author(s) (in brief, one line), e- mail address of the author(s), max. 5 keywords.

    Send your abstract in pdf-file, MS Word document or plain text as an attachment to
    <mailto:Nathalie.Gontier@vub.ac.be>Nathalie.Gontier@vub.ac.be before February 1, 2004. In the subject of the mail, please write Abstract EELC 2004.

    Proceedings
    *********** Proceedings of the congress lectures will be arranged in Studies in Language - Complementary series (series editors: Werner Abraham and Michael Noonan).

    Scientific refereeing committee
    *******************************
    - Franz Wuketits (Institute for Philosophy of Science - University of Vienna)
    - Jean Paul Van Bendegem (Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science - Free University of Brussels)
    - Diederik Aerts (Centre Leo Apostel - Free University of Brussels)
    - Hendrik Pinxten (Department of Comparative Science of Cultures - University of Ghent)
    - Francis Heylighen (Centre Leo Apostel - Free University of Brussels)
    - Piet Van De Craen (Department of Linguistics - Free University of Brussels)
    - Marek Czachor (Department of Theoretical Physics - University of Gdansk)
    - Myriam Vermeerbergen (Department of Linguistics/ Sign Language -Free University Brussels)
    - Olaf Diettrich (Austrian Society for Cognitive Sciences - Vienna)
    - Bart de Boer (Department of Artificial Intelligence - University of Groningen)
    - Tony Belpaeme (Artificial Intelligence Lab - Free University Brussels)
    - Nathalie Gontier (Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science - Free University of Brussels)

    Registration
    ************ The registration fee includes coffee, lunches and entrance fee and excludes transport or lodging and the congress dinner (approximately 30 euro, to be paid at the congress dinner).

    - 30 euro: students
    - 125 euro: non-students (including Ph.D. students, professors, researchers,...)

    To subscribe:
    (1) Send an e-mail to Nathalie.Gontier@vub.ac.be with
    (a) in the subject of the mail : subscribe EELC 2004.
    (b) in the content of the e-mail message: Full name Affiliation postal address e-mail address Telephone number student or non-student yes/no participating in the conference dinner on Thursday evening vegetarian/ non vegetarian
    (2) Transfer 125 euro for non-students (including Ph.D. Students), 30 euro for students, to the following bank account number: Fortis Bank - Belgium: 001-0686455-62 Free University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels - Belgium. Very important !!! In the free message write: CONI136-SWIJINK3

    As soon as your payment gets through, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. Please allow up to 3 weeks processing time.

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    Regards.
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    Bruce Edmonds,
    Centre for Policy Modelling,
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Aytoun Bldg.,
    Aytoun St., Manchester, M1 3GH. UK.
    Tel: +44 161 247 6479  Fax: +44 161 247 6802
    Email: bruce@cfpm.org Web: bruce.edmonds.name
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