Exploring the Subpersonal: Agency, Rationality and Cognition

a conference and working group at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

This project aims to bring together work in diverse areas of philosophy and the cognitive sciences on questions about how non-conscious systems affect knowledge, justification, morality and action.  What constraints does a scientific understanding of the personal/subpersonal distinction impose on philosophical theory? Should we hold the less accessible parts of our mind to a moral standard, and if so, how?

The Mind and Moral Psychology working group meets roughly once a month to discuss and workshop papers on these and related questions. We're now soliciting papers by graduate students and faculty in any department!

The conference will take place March 14-15 2014, and feature invited talks and a panel discussion.