LACSI Conference on Higher-Order Cognition, September 22-23, 2017

The Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative (LACSI) Conference on Higher-Order Cognition will take place on NC State University’s North Campus. The exact venue will be posted here by September 8, 2017.

Conference Travel Fellowship

We are pleased to invite applications for a travel fellowship to enable either a Ph.D. candidate or a recent Ph.D. graduate from an under-represented group in philosophy to attend the conference. Learn more.


The following program is subject to revision.

Friday, September 22

The Questioning Attitude, Peter Carruthers, Philosophy, University of Maryland
Moderator: Dorit Bar-On, Philosophy, University of Connecticut

Primate Metacognition: Progress, Problems, and Prospects, Michael J. Beran, Psychology, Georgia State University
Moderator: José Luis Bermudez, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Reception: Caldwell Hall Lounge

Saturday, September 23

Chimpanzee Mindreading, Metacognition, and Feeling of Rightness, Kristin A. Andrews, Philosophy, York University, Toronto
Moderator: Brie Gertler, Philosophy, University of Virginia

Higher-Order Moral Cognition: Rationalization, Jerkitude, and the Perils of the Sweetheart, Eric Schwitzgebel, Philosophy, University of California Riverside
Moderator: Cameron Buckner, Philosophy, University of Houston

Lunch (on your own)

The Function of Spontaneous Conscious Metacognitive States, such as the Tip-of-the-Tongue State, Janet Metcalfe, Psychology, Columbia University
Moderator: Joseph Levine, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Knowledge and Belief Attribution, Jennifer Nagel, Philosophy, University of Toronto
Moderator: Josh Armstrong, Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

Standard: $50
Full-Time Students: $25
The above fees include the conference reception.


The number of places available for open registration at this conference is limited. Preregistration is required between July 5 and August 31, 2017. Information on how to preregister will be posted here by July 1, 2017.

If you would like to secure a place at the conference before preregistration opens, please contact Michael Pendlebury at

Accommodation, Food and Drink


Information about hotels near NC State University’s North Campus will be posted here by June 1, 2017.

Food and Drink

There is a selection of eating and drinking establishments along and close to Hillsborough Street opposite NC State's North Campus.


This conference has been organized by the NC State University Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative Steering Committee with assistance from other philosophy faculty at NC State.
The Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative Steering Committee: John W. Carroll, Catherine M. Driscoll, Ronald P. Endicott, Shay Logan, Michael Pendlebury (Chair)