COGIST-METU PHILOSOPHY #1
"CAN COGNITIVE SCIENCE EXPLAIN CONSCIOUSNESS?"
25th of February, Tuesday 18:00 (GMT+3) METU Faculty of Humanities B104
At the first event we prepared with METU Philosophical Society, Dr. Tufan Kıymaz gave us a talk named "Can Cognitive Science Explain Consciousness?". Tufan Kıymaz works on philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. After he took his Ph.D. from Indiana University, he started his academic career at Bilkent University. We thank Tufan Kıymaz, for being our guest and his amazing talk, METU Philosophical Society, and all of the attendants!
COGIST-METU PHILOSOPHY #2
"AN HISTORICAL VIEW ON COGNITIVE SCIENCE"
26th of February, Tuesday 18:00 (GMT+3) METU Faculty of Humanities B104
At our second event with METU Philosophical Society, Dr. Ceyhan Temürcü, who continues his academic career at METU Cognitive Science Programme, was our guest with his talk, "A Historical View on Cognitive Science". Temürcü's research interests include semantics, philosophy of mind, and logic-natural language relationship. The talk took a holistic view on cognitive science. We thank Ceyhan Temürcü, for being our guest and his marvelous talk, METU Philosophical Society, and all of the attendants!
COGIST - ÖNCÜL ANALİTİK FELSEFE DERGİSİ
YUNUS ŞAHİN - "DOES MARY DREAM OF COLORED SHEEPS"
1st of March, Sunday, 19:00 (GMT+3) İrene Kültür Evi
Bayındır-2 Sk, Çankaya, Ankara
Nagel's Bat, Jackson's Knowledge Argument, and Chalmers' Hard Problem which question whether consciousness is physical or not, are the cornerstones of consciousness problem, one of the most argued topics of analytic philosophy since 70s and 80s. In the question of whether consciousness is a physical phenomena or not, eliminative materialism, proposed by Paul and Patricia Churchland, argues that since we use a term like "conscious" from folk psychology, we think that "consciousness" has a distinct ontology, however we should use a term that comes from neuroscience, and thus sees consciousness as a physical entity. On the grounds of this reasoning, eliminative materialism proposes how modern neuroscience can shed light on phenomenal experience. In this talk by Yunus Şahin, the consciousness argument is covered from eliminative materialism's point of view. We thank Öncül Analitik Felsefe Dergisi, Yunus Şahin, and all of the attendants.
Flapship is a collaboration network that is formed by Flaps Club and aims to bring several qualified content creators. We contributed to this network by uploading our articles to a subpage of the Flaps Club website. Our collaboration with Flaps Club was between 2020-2021 and ended up.
COGIST - HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY LINGUISTIC SOCIETY
ERCENUR ÜNAL - "DEVELOPMENTAL AND CROSS-LINGUISTIC COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE-THOUGHT INTERACTIONS"
21th of April, Wednesday, 18:00 (GMT+3) Zoom Room
At our event with Hacettepe University Linguistic Society, Dr. Ercenur Ünal, who continues his academic career at Özyeğin University, was our guest with her talk, "Developmental and Cross-Linguistic Comparative Approaches to Language-Thought Intereactions". Ünal's research interests include language-cognition interface, language acquisition, event cognition and mental state terms. She evaluated the approaches to language-thought interactions in this context. We thank Ercenur Ünal, for being our guest and her marvelous talk, Hacettepe University Linguistic Society, and all of the attendants!
SPECIAL INTERVIEW: TURING
25th of June, Friday, 18:00 (GMT+3) Zoom
We were happy to commemorate Alan Turing, who changed almost every aspect of our lives with his work, in three-day Turing Days we started on his birthday, June 23! As well as the special interview, we published two texts about Turing's work on 23-24 June. In this special event that the participants also contributed with their questions, we talked to Bogazici University Computer Engineering faculty member Cem Say about Turing. We thank Cem Say and all participants!
DAVID MARR DAY
January 19th, Wednesday, 17.30 - 19.30 (GMT +3), Zoom
We commemorated David Marr on his 77th birthday this year! We talked about Marr's contributions to the field and how his work has still an influence of today's cognitive science. On the first Marr Day, we listened to Aykut Erdem (Koç University, Computer Engineering Department) and Erkut Erdem (Hacettepe University, Computer Engineering Department). Their talk were titled "Reevaluating Marr's Understanding Levels in the Age of Deep Learning" at 17:30 (GMT+3). Then, we listened to Cengiz Acartürk's talk titled "The Processes of Seeing Though the Eyes of David Marr: An Evaluation from the Perspective of Cognitive Sciences" at 19:30 (GMT+3). We thank Aykut Erdem, Erkut Erdem, Cengiz Acartürk, and all participants!
June 23th, Thursday, 20.00 (GMT +3), Zoom
June 25th, Saturday, 20.00 (GMT +3), Zoom
Turing Days were held to commemorate Alan Turing, whose contribution to the birth of cognitive science was enormous. Prof. from 29 Mayıs University. Dr. Ayhan Çitil gave his speech titled "Formal System, Turing Machine and Church-Turing Thesis" and Assoc. Prof. from Ankara Social Sciences University. Dr. Hasan Çağatay was with us with his talk titled "Turing, Searle, Intelligence and Understanding". We thank Ayhan Çitil, Hasan Çağatay, and also everyone who participated.