Archive for April 2014
Talk at Sabancı: Robert Nola (Auckland), On the question ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’
On the question ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’
by Robert Nola (Auckland University), May 7, 2014 at 15:00 in FASS 2034, Sabancı University
Abstract: Some say that this time-honoured question is a significant question the answer to which is deeply puzzling. Others say that the question makes some false presuppositions and as a result no real question has been posed. The paper will review some of the arguments about this question, including considerable refinement of what the question means and whether or not there could be a meaningful response on a priori philosophical grounds or on empirical grounds.
Final year students at Bilkent Philosophy department will present their senior thesis on Tuesday 27 May, in G160. All welcome.
Location: Garanti Kültür Merkezi, Uçaksavar Kampüsü, Bogazici University
Date: 20 April 2014, Sunday
Albert Ali Salah (Bogaziçi University), Cem Bozsahin (METU), Simay Ikier (Yeditepe University)
10.00-11.20: Invited Session (Session Chair: Oguz Tanridag, Üsküdar University)
Kourken Michealian (Bilkent University), Episodic memory in evolutionary perspective
Deniz Yüret (Koç University), Learning and disambiguating word categories
11.40-12.40: Keynote Session (Session Chair: Baris Korkmaz, Istanbul University)
Gary Cottrell (UCSD), Solving the visual expertise mystery: Why is the fusiform face area recruited for other domains of expertise?
12.40-14.00: Lunch break
14.00-15.40: Invited Session (Session Chair, Gün Semin, Koç University)
Resit Canbeyli (Bogazici University), When Time and Light Interact: Rhythms of Life and Death
Deniz Zeyrek (METU), Turkish Discourse Bank, Discourse, Discourse Structure
15.40-17.00: Poster session (23 posters)
17.00-18.00: Keynote session (Session Chair: Tamer Demiralp, Istanbul University):
Erol Basar (Istanbul Kültür University), CLAIR: A Dynamic Model to Extend (Replace) the Concept of Brodman Areas
18.00 Panel session: Cognitive Science or Cognitive Sciences: Is our field unified?
Cem Bozsahin (METU, panel chair), Gary Cottrell (UCSD),Güven Güzeldere (Harvard University), Hakan Gürvit (Istanbul University), Ilhan Inan (Bogazici University)
Poster Session – List of Posters:
Atilla Erol, Betül Dilan Genç, Efe Saglam, Eren Günsan and Naim Aktan
How Does Facial Stimuli Exposure Time Affect the Assessment of Attractiveness?
Gulten Unal and Annette Hohenberger
The Development of Episodic Cognition and Mental Time Travel in Turkish Preschoolers: What, Where, and When
Yasmine Jraissati, Nadiya Slobodenyuk, Ali Kanso, Lama Ghanem and Imad El Hajj
Haptic and tactile adjectives are consistently represented in color space
Elcin Baykal and Sonia Amado
Investigation of the Effects of Mood on Error Awareness by Using Eye-Tracking Methodology
Annette Hohenberger, Asli Altan, Utku Kaya, Özgün Köksal Tuncer and Enes Avcu
Early sensitivity of Turkish infants to vowel harmony in stem-suffix sequences: impact of computational complexity
Berna Uzundag, Aysecan Boduroglu, Elif Eylül Tekin and Aylin C. Küntay
The Role of Event Segmentation in Narrative Recall
Yasin Kaygusuz, Murat Perit çakir and Ibrahim Ihsan Taskiran
A Computational Model of Pilot Spatial Cognition Performing Basic VFR Tasks Depending on the Differential Field Theory
Doruk Özdemir, Tuna Çakar and Murat Perit Çakir
A Case Study of Problem Solving via Eye-Tracking
Emine Eren and Betil Eröz-Tuga
State of the Art “Cognitive Studies in Second Language Learning/Acquisition Contexts in Turkey”
Word Frequency of the Lilia Corpus: Syntactic words vs. Interjections
Enes Avcu, Cem Bozsahin and Deniz Zeyrek
Nouns-first, Verbs-first and Computationally-Easier first: A Preliminary Design to Test the Order of Acquisition
Yusuf Can Semerci, Emin Erkan Korkmaz and Dionysis Goularas
Robot Position Estimation in a Known Environment
Rahmi Elibol and Neslihan Serap Sengör
Modeling the Dopamine Effect on Medium Spiny Neuron Groups
Ülkü Arslan Aydin and Didem Gökçay
Sentiment Analysis of Health-Related Turkish Reviews
Ece K. Takmaz and Cem Bozsahin
A Computational Study on Learning Theories and the Role of Planning in Maze-Learning Environments
Ismet Adnan Ozturel
Bottom-Up Parsing of Linear Indexed Grammars: Proposing a Generalized LR Parser
Is child parsing incremental and predictive?
Begum Uyumaz, Cem Bozsahin and Deniz Zeyrek
Turkish resources for visual word recognition
Gökhan Gönül and Deniz Zeyrek
Discourse connectives and lexical cohesion: an experimental investigation of sentence processing in Turkish
Timing in the Dual-task Paradigm and Serial Bottleneck
Ilhan Raman, Evren Raman and Biran Mertan
The first standardised set of 260 colour pictures in Turkish
Deniz Hande Cakmak
Differences in text comprehension depending on presentation modality: tablet vs. paper
Beyza Ates Sen, Mustafa Kaya and Aylin C. Küntay
When Referential Cues are Contradictory: Young Children’s Reliance on Ostensively Cued Pointing vs. Lexical Labels
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Methods in Normative Political Theory/Philosophy
16-26 June 2014
Summer School at Keele University (UK), sponsored by the European Consortium for Political Research.
* George Sher (Rice)
* Herlinde Pauer-Studer (Vienna)
* David Owen (Southampton)
* Monica Mookherjee (Keele)
* Glen Newey (Brussels)
* John Horton (Keele)
* Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford)
* Andrew Dobson (Keele)
* Geoffrey Cupit (Waikato)
* Sorin Baiasu (Vienna/Keele)
The School gives 20 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working in the field of moral and political theory/philosophy a unique opportunity to exchange research and teaching ideas with colleagues from other universities and research institutes. This will be the fifth ECPR Summer School organised at Keele and the first organised by the ECPR Kantian Political Thought Standing Group.
Apart from the taught sessions, there will be student papers, social events and opportunities to explore the surrounding countryside near Keele (including a visit to “Rousseau’s cave”, where he wrote the first drafts of his Confessions).
The Summer School was awarded by the ECPR two travel and accommodation grants (up to €165 each). For further information, please see the Summer School’s website (www.keele.ac.uk/ecprsummerschool).
To apply, please go to: www.keele.ac.uk/ecprsummerschool/applications The deadline for the receipt of applications is 18 April 2014. Acceptances will be emailed by 21 April 2014.
Summer School Convenors:
* Sorin Baiasu, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna/Philosophy Programme, SPIRE, Keele University
* Ruhi Demiray, Philosophy Programme, SPIRE, Keele University/Department of Politics and Public Administration, Kocaeli University
Inquiries concerning the academic programme can be sent to the Summer School coordinator, Sorin Baiasu (email@example.com)
For practical questions concerning booking or payment, please contact the Keele Conference Management Team (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0044(0)1782 734629)
Further information can be found on the Summer School’s webpages (www.keele.ac.uk/ecprsummerschool) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/summerschoolkeele – do ‘Like’ us if you can!)
Talk, Anita Leirfall (Bergen), “Kant on Absolute Space as a Ground and the Feeling of Inner Difference Between Spatial Directions”
TB 130 (Anderson Hall 130)
Thursday, April 10, 5-7pm
Kant on Absolute Space as a Ground and the Feeling of Inner Difference Between Spatial
In this talk I shall present a novel interpretation of Kant’s argument in his work Concerning the Ultimate Ground of the Differentiation of Directions in Space from 1768 that we have a distinct feeling of an inner difference between directions like, for instance, left and right, in the subject. I will argue that this feeling of an inner difference is caused by a negative magnitude which is causally efficacious. Kant presents his arguments concerning negative magnitudes in his work Attempt to Introduce the Concept of Negative Magnitudes into Philosophy from 1763. In this work he argues that a negative magnitude is an effort, or a power, of the mind. Further, we become conscious of this power of the mind through an inner feeling. A negative magnitude is a special form of mental activity that is neither the spontaneity of a discursive thought nor a receptivity of the senses. By drawing on Kant’s arguments in the latter work, I hope to shed light on some of the more convoluted arguments in Kant’s work from 1768 on space and spatial directions.
Anita Leirfall is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen. Leirfall also teaches courses in theory of science and animal and environmental ethics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Leirfall’s research focus is on the theoretical philosophy
of Immanuel Kant, in addition to a research interest in metaphysics, space, causation, agency and free will.
For more information on Prof. Leirfall: