The Marshall M. Weinberg Fund for Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences has the purpose of encouraging fruitful and lasting interactions among philosophers, psychologists, linguists, and other cognitive scientists. The Fund places an emphasis of interdisciplinary activities. Income may be used for collaborative graduate seminars or for Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professors in philosophy and cognitive science.
In recent years, the Fund has supported a series of interdisciplinary conferences. Primary sponsors are listed in parentheses.
2012-13: Rethinking Rationality and its Bounds (Department of Psychology)
Speakers: Jonathan Cohen (Princeton), David Danks (Carnegie Mellon), Konrad Körding (Northwestern), Laura Schulz (MIT), Susan Gelman (Michigan), Andrew Howes (Birmingham), Jim Joyce (Michigan), Stephanie Preston (Michigan), Satinder Singh (Michigan)
2011-12: Bilingualism (Department of Linguistics)
Speakers: Gilbert Harman (Princeton), Peter Auer (University of Freibur), Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University), Fred Genesee (McGill University) Jürgen Meisel (University of Calgary), Nuria Sebastian-Galles (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
2010-11: Changing Minds: Optogenetic Manipulation of the Brain (Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology)
Speakers: Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University), Barry Dickson (Research Institute of Molecular Pathology), Rachel Wong (University of Washington), Carl Carver (Washington University in St. Louis)
University of Michigan Panelists: Scott Kim, Andrew Maynard, Carl Schneider, Chandra Sripada Moderator: Huda Akil
2008-09: The Future of Cognitive Science (Department of Philosophy)
Speakers: John R. Anderson (Carnegie Mellon University), Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley), Marc Hauser (Harvard University), Zenon Pylyshyn (Rutgers University), Christof Koch (California Institute of Technology), Ned Block (New York University)