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AUG 22-23



Santiago Mind & Cognition is a research group working at the Philosophy Institute of the Alberto Hurtado University, in Santiago de Chile. With the aim becoming a point of reference in Chile regarding the philosophical study of the mind, we are delighted to organize our first Workshop on Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science.


Alberto Hurtado University

Call for papers



Applications for a 30-minute presentation (in English, including discussion) in the Workshop will be received until June 1, 2019.  To attend please send an email to with an 800-word abstract describing the main argument of a contribution addressing some topic within the philosophy of mind or the philosophy of cognitive science. 


Keynote Speakers

Mazviita Chirimuuta

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Associate Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Chirimuuta's research examines the relationship between neuroscience and the philosophy of mind and perception. Her main project in recent years has been on colour vision, developing a theory of colour which acknowledges the complexities of visual function revealed by recent perceptual science. In addition to published articles and chapters, this work appeared as a monograph, Outside Colour, with MIT Press. Her latest research is on the topic of explanation in neuroscience, looking in particular at the advantages and limitations of computational perspectives in neuroscience. She also has an ongoing historical interest in neurology and neurophysiology in the late 1800’s.


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Liza Skidelsky

Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Buenos Aires. Associate Professor, University of Tres de Febrero. Senior Researcher, The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

Skidelsky's main area of research is the philosophy of cognitive science, in particular issues related to mental representations and cognitive architecture. She has worked on mental content, representational vehicles, the debate between classical cognitivism and connectionism, the personal-subpersonal distinction, the modularity hypothesis, and innatism. She is also interested in epistemological and metaphysical issues related to the mind (such as self-knowledge, realism vs. instrumentalism, naturalism), the nature of psychological explanation and issues in philosophy of language.

Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Pereira is currently working full time at the Philosophy Department of Universidad Alberto Hurtado located in Santiago, Chile and is currently the president of the Latin-American Association of Analytic Philosophy (ALFAn).


His area of specialization is the Philosophy of Perception. His research is focused on topics connected with conceptualism and the possibility of non-conceptual content,  disjunctive theories of perception,  the role of attention and action in conscious mental representation and Hume´s theory of knowledge.


Francisco Pereira



confirmed speakers

Confirmed Speakers
Organizing Comitee



confirmed speakers

  • Mazviita Chirimuuta

  • Francisco Pereira

  • Liza Skidelsky

  • Ignacio Cea

  • Gabriel Reyes

  • Fernanda Velázquez

  • Mariela Destéfano

  • Nicolás Serrano

  • Abel Wajnerman Paz

  • Rodolfo Aldea

  • Sabrina Haimovici



AUG 22

11:30 - 12:15

“A broad pluralist approach to conceptual format” –

Sabrina Haimovici (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

12:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 15:00

“Colour as an Essentially Manifest Property” –

Rodolfo Aldea (Alberto Hurtado University, Chile)

15:00 - 15:45

“Comparative Content” – Nicolás Serrano (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

15:45 - 16:00

Coffe Break

16:00 - 17:00

Keynote talk: “Representationalism, Attention and Qualitative Properties” – Francisco Pereira Gandarillas (Alberto Hurtado University, Chile)

17:00 - 18:00

Keynote talk: “Language of thought, compositionality and psychological explanation” – Liza Skidelsky (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)


AUG 23

11:45 - 12:30

“The Indeterminacy of Recursion” –

Mariela Destéfano & Fernanda Velázquez Coccia (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

12:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:15

"Integrated Information Theory, Functional Emergence and the Causal Powers of Consciousness" –

 Ignacio Cea (Alberto Hurtado University, Chile)

15:15 - 16:00

“Taking ‘broadcasting’ seriously: The graph-theoretic view of information diffusion as a key to understand the Global Neuronal Workspace” –

Abel Wajnerman Paz (Alberto Hurtado University, Chile)

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00

“Introspection of Complex Cognitive Processes” – Gabriel Reyes (Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile)

17:00 - 18:00

Keynote talk: “Your Brain is Like a Computer: Function, Analogy, Simplification” –

Mazviita Chirimuuta (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

The Venue

Dinamarca 399, C° Panteón, Valparaiso. Chile 

Dinamarca 399 es una vivienda restaurada siguiendo con respeto la línea constructiva y los materiales originales. Surge como un impulso por recuperar una antigua casona ubicada en el cerro Panteón. El equipo de trabajo del arquitecto Joaquín Velasco se aventuró a construir un espacio laboral abierto que pudiese traer también vida a un cerro con más tumbas que viviendas, el cerro de los cementerios. Con esa apuesta se inició un período de recuperación por iniciativa privada que siempre ha mantenido comunicación con el barrio y el entorno, mirando además al cerro vecino, donde funciona el Parque Cultural de Valparaíso

The Venue


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