University of Bucharest

Open Mind
An International Master Program in Cognitive Science


University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Splaiul Independentei 204

Tuesday June 21, 2011

8.30-9.00 Opening Remarks. Ioan Panzaru (Rector, University of Bucharest); Radu Bogdan (Tulane University, University of Bucharest), Director OPEN MIND


The Reasoning Session

9.00-10.15 Dan Sperber (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris; Central European University, Budapest). Reasons for Reasoning

10.15-11.30 Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest). The Experimental Philosophy of Reasoning

11.30-11.45 Coffee Break


The Mind Extension Session

11.45-13.00 Pierre Jacob (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris). Embodying the Mind by Extending It

13.00-14.00 Short lunch break


The Development Session

14.00-15.15 Gyorgy Gergely (Central European University, Budapest). Mind-reading and Understanding Communcative Agency in Preverbal Infants

15.15.-16.30 Radu Bogdan (Tulane University; University of Bucharest). Development as Evolutionary Assembler of Mental Abilities

16.30-16.45 Cofee break


The Consciousness Session

16.45-18.00 Nicholas Humphrey (London School of Economics). Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness

18.00-19.15 Daniel Dennett (Tufts University). Failures of Imagination and the "Mystery of Consciousness"