X Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality: The Cognitive Value of Literature (Valencia, October 26-28, 2016)

The Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality promotes the interconnections across different areas in philosophy and, more specifically it favors the study of issues lying at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of mind. In previous editions, the Workshop has been devoted either to the production of a particular philosoher, such as Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Dancy, Christine Korsgaard, Shaun Nichols, David Filkenstein, and Malcolm Budd; or to explore topics like the Philosophy of Music (with the presence of Peter Kivy, Noël Carroll or Derek Matravers), Self-Knowledge (with the presence of David Filkenstein and Sarah Sawyer) and Art and Negative Emotions (Susan Feagin and Eileen John). On the 2016 edition, we intend to focus on the cognitive value of literature. Among others, we will consider issues concerning whether the fictional vs. non-fictional divide conditions our ability to acquire knowledge from literature, the relevance of aesthetic values to the cognitive values associated with literature, the specific kind of knowledge or insight that could be derived from literature, and how literary works relate to philosophical treatises or essays.

Invited Speaker: Gregory Currie (University of York)

Call for Papers: We invite submissions on any aspect of the current debate on the cognitive value of literature. Authors should submit full papers (5000 words) or extended abstracts (2000 words) by June 15th, 2016. Submissions should be sent to mindartandmorality@gmail.com. The layout of the manuscript should accommodate anonymous refereeing (i.e. name and address on a separate sheet, and not repeated in the text). Notification of acceptance should be expected by July 15, 2016.

Scientific Committee: Stacie Friend (Birbeck, University of London), Edgar Maraguat (University of Valencia) Vítor Moura (University of Minho), Berta Pérez (University of Valencia), Anna Ch. Ribeiro (Texas Tech University) Karin Simecek (University of Warwick), and Carlos Thiebaut (University Carlos III, Madrid).

Organizers: Claudia Compte (University of Valencia), Josep E. Corbí (University of Valencia) and Manuel García-Carpintero (University of Barcelona).

Sponsored by:: Spanish Research Council via About Ourselves (FFI2013-47948-P), Network on Epistemology and Society (FFI2014-55256-REDT), and The Scope and Limits of Philosophy (FFI2012-33470)

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