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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: "Internalism vs Externalism", 16-17 December 2011, THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam Graduate Philosophy Conference, Department of Philosophy Institute for Logic, Language and Computation Universiteit van Amsterdam

Second Call for Papers
Theme: Internalism versus Externalism

The 4th Amsterdam Graduate Philosophy Conference on "Internalism versus Externalism" is devoted to 
explore how this distinction relates to problems in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, 
epistemology, and philosophy of action. We invite submissions from young researchers who 
investigate the sides of this opposition, or its mere significance, in relation (but not restricted)
to the following issues:

- competence vs. performance;
- meaning and reference;
- semantic normativity with respect to meaning, use, content, or context;
- the semantics-pragmatics distinction;
- mental content and causation;
- narrow and wide mental content;
- the extended mind hypothesis;
- knowledge, belief, and justification;
- reasons for action: justification vs. explanation.

We encourage contributions which try to bridge the gaps between linguistic, mental, epistemological,
and action aspects of the issues mentioned above. Submissions that inform the discussion about 
internalism and externalism by offering a philosophical interpretation of results from other 
fields such as logic, decision theory, cognitive psychology, and linguistics, are also welcome.

Confirmed invited speakers

- Martin Kusch (Vienna)
- Jolle Proust (Paris)
- Michael Wheeler (Stirling)

Submission information

We invite submissions in the form of short papers (not longer than 4000
words) accompanied by a short abstract (not longer than 150 words). Papers for submission should 
be prepared for anonymous refereeing. The deadline for submission is 30 September and it should 
follow the on-line submission form, available at the conference website. Candidates eligible for 
submission are graduate students and those who have completed a doctoral dissertation within the 
last three years.

Successful candidates will be allotted a 45-minute time slot, comprising a 25-minute presentation, 
a short commentary by an appointed speaker, and discussion with the audience. Candidates will be 
notified by 31 October of whether their paper has been accepted for presentation. The speakers 
will have the chance to send a revised version of their paper, as well as a revised version of 
their abstract for publication in the conference book of abstracts.

Please note that submitting a paper does not automatically count as registration for the conference.
Those who wish to participate must formally register for the conference; full details on how to 
do so can be found on the conference website.

Further information

Please visit the conference website at, or contact agpc[at]uva[dot]nl

Important dates

Submission deadline: 30 September 2011
Notification of authors: 31 October 2011