PHIL Conference: “Exploring the Mind’s Eye: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Imagination,” FFB-22, October 25-26 (EN)

“Exploring the Mind’s Eye: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Imagination”

Date: 25-26 October
Place: FFB-22 (Fine Arts, Block B)

Program: go to

Speakers: Adam Zeman (Exeter, Psychology), Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna College, Philosophy), David Papineau (CUNY Graduate Center & KCL, Philosophy), Bence Nanay (Antwerp & Cambridge, Philosophy), Anna Abraham (Leeds Beckett University, Psychology), Margot Strohminger (Oxford, Philosophy), Kourken Michaelian (Université Grenoble Alpes, Philosophy), Deena Weisberg (Villanova, Psychology), & Tufan Kıymaz (Bilkent, Philosophy)

Description: Imagination is at the center of contemporary debates in the philosophy of mind. The ontological status of mental imagery, the epistemological status of imagined possibilities, and the relationship between imaginative ability and the subjective knowledge of one’s experiences are all rigorously debated. Likewise, the nature and function of imagination is an important and lively area of research in neuroscience and developmental psychology. In this interdisciplinary conference, we aim to provide a platform where prominent scholars can share, discuss and develop their views and theories in the light of the most recent developments in the philosophical and scientific research on imagination.
All are warmly invited to attend the conference.

Note: Bence Nanay will give a public talk the day before the conference (October 24). Details here:

Event organized by the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Research Group at Bilkent University
Host departments: Philosophy, Neuroscience, & Psychology