University of Sheffield
Department of Philosophy

The First Annual AHRB Conference on

Innateness and the Structure of the Mind

Conference Topic: The Structure of the Innate Mind 3rd –6th July 2002
Earnshaw Hall, University of Sheffield, England

This interdisciplinary conference will investigate the nature of the innate capacities, processes, representations, biases and connections in the human mind.

  • What elements of the mind are plausibly innate?
  • How do these innate elements feed into a story about the development of our mature cognitive capacities?
  • Which of these elements are shared with other members of the animal kingdom?
  • What is the structure of the innate mind?

 

 

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Invited Speakers

Scott Atran

Paris and Michigan

Mark Baker

Rutgers

David Buss

Texas

Peter Carruthers

Maryland

Leda Cosmides

USCB

Stephen Crain

Maryland

Joshua Duntley

Texas

Rochel Gelman

Rutgers

Stephen Laurence

Sheffield

David Lightfoot

Georgetown

Gary Marcus

NYU

Eric Margolis

Rice

David Papineau

Kings College London

Paul Pietroski

Maryland

Daniel Povinelli

Southwestern Louisiana

Richard Samuels

Kings College London

Anna Shusterman

Harvard

Elizabeth Spelke

Harvard

Dan Sperber

CNRS

Steve Stich

Rutgers

Helen Tager-Flusberg

Boston

John Tooby

USCB

 

 

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Conference on The Structure of the Innate Mind
Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN UK

E-mail: innateness_project@shef.ac.uk

Conference Schedule

Information about Sheffield and travelling to the conference

 

This conference is the first of a three-year project sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Board of the United Kingdom. Additional funding for the project provided by the Cognitive Studies Research Group at the University of Maryland, the Research Group on Evolution and Higher Cognition at Rutgers University, and the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies at the University of Sheffield.

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