The Life & Mind Seminar Network

About the Life and Mind seminars

Posted in General by Tom Froese on October 12, 2007

I thought Ezequiel’s list message might be relevant for the blog, too.



Starting Wednesday Oct 17th at 16:30 – 18:00, Room ARUN 401.

This is a one-off announcement sent to several mailing lists. Further messages will be restricted to the Life and Mind mailing list. If you wish to be added to the list, please contact me by replying to this message. [contact details]

The Life and Mind seminars started about a year ago as a small philosophy seminar/reading/discussion group organized by members of the CCNR but open to everyone. It has experienced a strong continuous growth and participation since then.

Our purpose is to meet regularly on Wednesday afternoons to discuss topics related to cognitive science, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, psychology, robotics and philosophy of biology in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The aim is to provide a constructive and collective learning environment for the discussion of complex ideas at the forefront of modern perspectives in the sciences and philosophies mind and life. This is done in a seminar-style meeting featuring presentations (sometimes by invited external speakers), demonstrations, open discussion (and even practical sessions and the occasional game). We also aim at facilitating dialogue and exploring possible collaborations between people engaged in theoretical, modelling and empirical work.

Details of last year’s presentations, podcasts, discussions, and related material can be found in the Life and Mind Blog.

You may subscribe personally for receiving new posts and comments by email (top right of the Blog page).

Next week’s seminar will be an introduction to this year’s series plus a talk by me, Ezequiel Di Paolo, based on a mixture of recent presentations at the Enaction Summer School in Fréjus and ECAL 2007 in Lisbon with the title:

“Exploring the continuity between life and mind: or more ways to upset a closet cognitivist”

[abstract to follow]

This meeting is timed at the usual Alergic spot following the recent decision to have Alergic meetings bi-weekly. By analogy, we shall finish the meeting adjourning to the IDS bar.

All the best,


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