Conference examines the art and science of thought October 21-22

Scholars working at the intersection of science and the humanities will gather for Art & Science of Thinking, a conference October 21-22 in the Kaufmann Auditorium at Goldwin Smith Hall (G64). All sessions are free and open to the public.

An AI-generated image (using Dall-e) showing the relationship between the art and science of thought

“We want to open a solid dialogue between humanists and scientists around the very notion of ‘thought’ and ‘thought’, with particular emphasis on philosophy (both ‘analytical’ and ‘continental’), literary studies and cognitive sciences,” said Laurent Dubreuil, professor of romance studies and comparative literature at the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), who is organizing the conference along with Morten Christiansen, professor of psychology William R. Kenan Jr. (A&S) .

The conference is a project of the Humanities Lab, which promotes research at the interface of science and humanities. The sponsors of the conference are the French Studies Program, the Department of Romance Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature and the Cognitive Science Program.

Additional support comes from a New Frontier Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences with which Dubreuil and Christiansen conducted empirical research on poetry, bridging the humanities, AI, and cognitive science.

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

/Public release. This material from the original organization/authors may be ad hoc in nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author or authors.View Full here.