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

Since 2015 we have provided 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 each LACSI Conference. Applications for the travel fellowship for the Conference on Higher-Order Cognition closed on May 15, 2017.


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


There are two hotels within easy walking distance of NC State University’s North Campus: the Aloft Raleigh and the Doubletree Raleigh-Brownstone-University. Both of these hotels are offering special rates for conference participants who make reservations well in advance of the conference. Because the conference is scheduled for a busy time, it is strongly recommended that you make reservations by the end of July. The special rates and the codes you should use to secure them are as follows:

  • Aloft: from $144 plus tax, 513261
  • Doubletree: from $129 plus tax, LAC (Group Code) – or click here

Food and Drink

There is a selection of eating and drinking establishments along and close to Hillsborough Street opposite NC State University'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)