Work in progress seminars

In order to help ECMN members get feedback on their draft papers, we are launching a system for arranging ad hoc work in progress seminars. This system will allow you to share and discuss your work in progress with members of the community who are particularly interested in your projects. Papers at all stages of preparation are welcomed - if your paper is your first foray into a new area, and you would like to get the reactions of knowledgeable peers before presenting it in public; or, if it's something you have sent to several journals without success, and you need a fresh perspective - we can help you.

The seminars will have a read ahead format, and will primarily take place online using a video conferencing platform (we recommend Google Hangouts). See below for more information.

To take part in the seminars, sign up to be a member of the network, and opt in to the mailing list.

May 2017

The Irreducibility of Emotional Phenomenology by Jonathan Mitchell

Conservation Laws and the Philosophy of Mind by Brian Pitts

Information, Cognition and Objectivity by Nir Fresco

The Argument from Superficiality against Relationism by Roberta Locatelli

Perceptual Confidence in Perceptual Abilities by Max Jones


September 2017

Causes of Cultural Disparity: Switches, Tuners, and the Cognitive Science of Religion by Andrew Buskell
Is There an Auditory Field? The Spatial Structure of Auditory Experience by Keith Wilson
Functional Information: a taxonomy of information vehicles by Nir Fresco
The location of pain as evidence for its perceptual status by Thomas Park


June 2017

A Puzzle about Logical Analysis by Stefan Rinner

Does Property-Perception Entail Representational Content? by Keith Wilson







JULY 2017

Affective Disclosure of Value and the Transparency Objection by Daniel Vanello

Understanding Meta-Emotions: Prospects for a Perceptualist Account by Jonathan Mitchell

Naive Russellians and Schiffer's Puzzle by Stefan Rinner




The ECMN Work in Progress Seminars are organized by Patrick Butlin and Alisa Mandrigin.

The system will work in the following way:

  • First, authors will write to us giving the title of their paper, a very brief description, and an email address that we can share with the group.
  • Then, once a month, we will email the whole group with a list of the papers submitted during that month.
  • Anyone who is interested in reading one of the papers listed will email the author of that paper directly to express their interest.
  • The author will send their draft to the group of people who have expressed an interest in commenting, and will arrange a time for an online meeting at which the draft will be discussed.

Google Hangouts is a free video conferencing platform which works well for online conversations involving up to ten people. We are recommending this method because we expect that having live discussions at which several participants are present will be more productive and less time-consuming than providing written comments. However, of course participants are also welcome to provide written comments, and if the group wishing to comment is too large, holding a single Google Hangouts discussion may be impractical. In this situation we suggest holding multiple Hangouts with smaller groups.