Interactivist Summer Institute

July 29 - Aug 1, 2011

Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering University of the Aegean

Syros, Greece

The ISI 11 meetings will be held in the Cultural Center of Hermoupolis, at the University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece.

Conference Venue: Cultural Center of Hermoupolis, str. Melina Merkouri, Miaouli square.

ISI 2011 will be taking place in an impressive building which housed the old "Hellas Club". Designed by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo, it constitutes a sample of Neoclassic Architecture and an emblem of cultural growth of Hermoupolis. The "Hellas Club" is embellished with exceptional murals, retaining the atmosphere of the time until today.

ISI 2011 Program

Friday, July 29, 2011
9:00 Parmenides to Persons
Mark H. Bickhard
10:30 Break
11:00 Parmenides to Persons
Mark H. Bickhard
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Romantic Compromises: To give up the possible, to live with the present
Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
3:00 Break
3:30 Emotions and their Functional Role in Aesthetic Judgment
Ioannis Xenakis, Argyris Arnellos, and John Darzentas
4:15 In the pursuit of goals: An interactivist approach
Jed Allen and P. Adrian Frazier
Saturday, July 30, 2011
9:00 Evolution and the Incorporation of Knowledge
Andy Lock and Stephen Hill
10:30 Break
11:00 A Dynamic Neural Fields (DNF) Spatial Language Architecture: the Emergence of Spatial Language Behaviors.
Yulia Sandamirskaya
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Interactivism and Central Nervous System Dynamics
Mark Bickhard
3:00 Break
Quantum Nature of Human Consciousness
Margarita Videnova-Lett
Sunday, July 31,2011
9:00 An Organizational Account of Function with a Focus on Functional Differentiation
Argyris Arnellos and Alvaro Moreno
10:00 History of Usage of Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development in AI and Robotics: a Look Backwards for a Step Forwards
Georgi Stojanov
10:45 Break
11:15 An Interactivist Account of Moral Virtue and Vice
Robert Campbell
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Mind and Consciousness: The Human Control System
Stanislas Bigirimana
2:45 From Extended Mind to Embodied Agents
Vincent C. Muller
3:30 Break
4:00 Making it Mental: In Search of the Golden mean of the Extended Cognition Controversy
Itay Shani
4:45 Interactivism and the Extended Mind Thesis: Excising Vestigial Functionalism.
Alex Levine
Monday, August 1, 2011
9:00 Iatrogenics in the Philosophy of Mind
Mark H. Bickhard
10:00 Identification of source and target domains in a visual metaphor and the role of perceptual similarity therein: An eye-movement study
Amitash Ojha and Bipin Indurkhya
10:45 Break
11:15 Anticipatory network representations: Tetris, a case study
Jean-Charles Quinton
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Computational Models of Creativity: Taking Development Seriously
Georgi Stojanov
2:45 Is there a relation between autism and schizophrenia?
Özge Dural
3:30 Break
4:00 Ethics and Meta-Ethics from an Interactivist Perspective
Mark Bickhard