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The Symposium on "Spiritual Intelligence and Its Metaphysics" was successfully held

Date: May 12, 2019    Browse: []

From May 20th to 22nd, the Symposium on "Spiritual Intelligence and Metaphysics" sponsored by the School of Philosophy and Social Development of Shandong University was held at the Shandong University Central Campus.

Professor Liu Jie from the School of Philosophy and Social Development of Shandong University presided over the opening ceremony. Professor Wang Huaping and Professor Ivan.V delivered the opening speech. Professor Wang Huaping introduced the origins of the conference and the main contents of the seminar, and expressed warm welcome to the scholars and participants at home and abroad.

The seminar held 15 high-level academic reports on mental intelligence and related hot issues in the field of metaphysics. The seminar focused on three main themes: metaphysics of the mind, mental abilities, and action. Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Action are two inseparable areas of modern frontier philosophical research. This seminar promoted further exchanges and mutual understanding of these closely related academic themes in the frontier areas through mutual consultation.

The theme of the first day of the conference was the metaphysical problem of the mind. Professor Benjamin Hellie of the University of Toronto gave a prototype semantic solution to the semantic gap problem, pointing out that the essence of context is the state of mind rather than the possible state of affairs; Professor Zhong Lei of the Chinese University of Hong Kong proposed the relationship between physical state and mental state. The emergence of a new interpretation, pointing out that the distinction between causality and causality plays an important role in this issue; Professor Daniel Stoljar of the Australian National University commented on the structuralist theory of physical properties, especially Russell's monism, pointing out that structuralism is The structural and non-structural nature brought about disputes; Dr. Zhang Wenjun of the Chinese University of Hong Kong provided the problem of avoiding the deterministic exclusion principle in the psychological causality problem by proposing the concept of basic psychological causality. A new solution; Professor Michael Martin of Oxford University discussed John Foster's two-level theory of empirical classification, pointing out that this theory further explains and defends the distinction between impressions and ideas in Hume's empirical categories.

The theme of the second day of the conference was the issue of mental intelligence. Professor Lance Rips of Northwest University discussed the problem of countable objects. Through the experimental results in recent years, the judgment criteria of children and adults in dealing with the counting and individualization of cognitive objects were explained. The professor of Sun Yat-sen University discussed the priming effect of the concept and The connection between special contexts introduces two models of this relationship, semantically priming and referential priming models; Professor Racheal Goodman of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee discusses the concept of singular thinking and points out that The concept of identity is inherently problematic and cannot solve the problem of singular thinking; Professor Dai Haiqiang of Beijing Normal University discussed the issue of private language and pointed out that private language still exists by advocating the concept of original correctness. There is room for; Yale University Professor Laurie Paul discusses the impact of experience on large-scale change on personal value judgments and beliefs, emphasizing the importance of first-person experience.

The third day of the conference was an action-related issue. Professor Wang Yanjing from Peking University discussed the theme of “knowing how”. He established a goal-oriented modal logic that provides reason for this knowledge, pointing out that this system represents the actor to himself. The knowledge of capabilities, and pointed out that this logic is of great value in the study of artificial intelligence; Professor Helen Steward of the University of Leeds discussed the issue of mechanistic and active actors, pointing out that the scope of the process extends to the entire biological world. The actions of active actors are of great value; Professor Gregg Caruso of the State University of New York discusses the issue of free will elimination. He argues that we have reason to support the elimination of the concept of free will and distinguish between the concept of free will and other theories. The similar concept in determining the difference in reference; Professor Guo Peng from Shandong University discussed the meaning of the concept of substantive concepts and active actors, pointing out that there are translation problems in extensive language and micro language, and proposed on this basis We can deny the reductionism in language and expand the active actors. Read meaning; Myrto Mylopoulos professor at Carleton University discussed the confusion caused by the phenomenon of skilled action, and pointed out that there are actors driven automation features when we make a skilled action.

Another important feature of this conference is that the conference report and question discussion have analytical style, clear concept, clear logic, and lively and in-depth exchanges. Each of the 15 academic reports consisted of 60 minutes of speaking time and 20 minutes of discussion time. The compact and high-intensity conference format and high-end front-end report content have been recognized by domestic and foreign guests. During the interval, the conference organized Chinese and foreign scholars to visit famous scenic spots such as Baotu Spring and Qianfo Mountain in Jinan City, so that Chinese and foreign scholars visiting Jinan fully enjoyed the charm of Jinan.

From Oxford University, Northwestern University, Yale University, New York State University, University of Toronto, Carleton University, University of Leeds, Wisconsin-Milwaukee University, Australian National University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Huaqiao University, Zhongshan University, People More than 30 experts and scholars from universities such as universities, Shanxi University, Beijing Normal University and Shandong University attended the meeting. This conference promoted the in-depth exchanges between the various institutions in the frontiers of spiritual philosophy and achieved rich academic achievements.