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The Research Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science (PBCS) aims at bringing together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds: philosophers, cognitive scientists and biologists, working on issues of common interest. In its sixth edition, the organizers would like to keep encouraging young researchers to participate in this fresh and distinctive forum.

The call is addressed to graduate, master, and PhD students, as well as doctors who finished their dissertations within the last three years, and who are working on the areas of Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science.

Topic: The research workshop will focus on the relationship between evolution and cognition. This tries to bring to light philosophical debates regarding (but not limited to): natural selection, predictive coding, function in biology, mental representation, representation and phenomenology, genetic information, demonstrative thought in perception, etc.

Submissions: All papers should be submitted before 15th January, 2016 EXTENDED DEADLINE: 5th February, 2016.  We thank all authors for their contributions.

Talks: Each talk will last no more than 30-35 minutes followed by a 10-15 minutes discussion.

Invited speakers: Francesca Merlin & Thomas Raleigh

Scientific committee: María José Frápolli (UGR), John Greenwood (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Mateo Mossío (CNRS), Laura Nuño de la Rosa (KLI), Claudia Picazo (UB), Manuel de Pinedo (UGR), Glenda Satne (Universidad Alberto Hurtado), Josefa Toribio (ICREA-UB), & David Ward (University of Edinburgh).

Organizing committee: Marc Artiga (LOGOS-UB), Johan Gebo (LOGOS-UB), Carlos Jaén (LOGOS-UB), & Eduardo Martínez (LOGOS-UB).

Collaborators: Manuel Heras (UGR), Cristian Saborido (UNED), & Víctor M. Verdejo (UCL)

Contact: pbcs6barcelona@gmail.com

Supported and funded by: LOGOS (Research Group in Analytic Philosophy), & the research project The Complexity of Perception: A Multidimensional Approach (ref.: FFI2014-51811-P; Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness)

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