Refereed Conference Presentations
- 7-12 July 2019, “Non-causal understanding via spatially embedded networks in the brain” with the symposium:“Idealizations in Computational Neuroscience: Facticity, Pragmatics and the Coding Heuristics” at the 2019 Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology that will take place in Oslo, Norway.
- 25-27 February 2019, “Non‐causal Explanatory Asymmetries”at the triennial conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science (GWP.2019), that will take place at the University of Cologne, Germany.
- 19-21 September 2018, “Topological Controllability of the Brain & Non‐causal Explanatory Asymmetries” at the Causality in the Neuro- and Psychological Sciences, University of Antwerp.
- 4-6 July 2018, "Minimal structure explanations, scientific understanding and explanatory depth", at the Société de philosophie des sciences 2018 conference in Nantes.
- 20-22 June 2018, “Minimal structure explanations, scientific understanding and explanatory depth”, at the EENPS 2018 Conference in Bratislava at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, organized by the East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS), in co-operation with the Department of Logic and Methodology of Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava.
- 23-25 May 2018, “Minimal structure explanations, scientific understanding and explanatory depth”, at the Workshop: "Explanation and Understanding", Ghent University. The workshop is organized by the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Ghent University) and the Research Group Philosophy of Science and Technology (VU University Amsterdam).
- 14-17 August 2017, “Understanding and the structure of topological explanation in neuroscience: a noetic account” poster presentation at the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, the University of Hertfordshire.
- 14-16 December 2016, "Topological controllability of the brain: a case of non-causal interventionism" at the Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues (LICPOS), The Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL).
- 24-26 June 2016, "Explanation and Understanding in Highly Idealized Topological Models" within a symposium "Explanation and Understanding in Science" at the Inaugural Conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science in Sofia, New Bulgarian University, Sofia.
- 27-29 June 2016, "Topological controllability of the brain: a case of non-causal interventionism" at CitSotMaB2016: Causality in The Sciences of The Mind and Brain Aarhus University.
- 29 June– 1 July 2016, "Mathematical Features and Ontic Commitments in Topological Explanation" at 6ᵉ congrès de la société de philosophie des sciences (SPS) University of Lausanne.
- 23-26 September 2015, “Non-causal Features of Topological Explanations: Expanding the Notions of Interventions, Counterfactual Dependencies and Difference-makers”, presentation at the EPSA15, at the Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany.
- 07-10 July 2015, “Interventionist counterfactuals vs. possible worlds counterfactuals: there can be only one when it comes to explaining consciousness” abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Association for Scientific Study of Consciousness ASSC19 in Paris.
- 8-11 September 2014, “Does network analysis provide a novel kind of topological explanations in life and brain sciences?”, at the International Conference “Causality and Complexity in the Sciences”, at the University of Cologne.
- 25-27 June 2014, “Does network analysis provide a novel kind of topological explanations in life and brain sciences?”, paper accepted for presentation in 5th Meeting of the Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS) at the University of Lille 1 & University of Lille 3, France. The main theme of the meeting: «Metaphysics of science».
- 18-20 June 2014, “Does network analysis provide a novel kind of topological explanations in life and brain sciences?”, paper accepted for presentation in a parallel session for contributed papers at SILFS 2014 Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Sciences, at University of Rome “Roma TRE”.
- 2-6 July 2012, “A topological Integration Model”, abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the 16th annual meeting of the Association for Scientific Study of Consciousness at University of Sussex, Brighton.
- 09-14 April 2012, “A topological-integration Model for Phenomenal Consciousness” abstract accepted for a Concurrent Talk Session at the Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012 biennial conference in Tucson Arizona.
- 07 June 2009, “The Explanatory Gap Problem: how Neuroscience might contribute to its Solution”, a poster presentation at the ASSC13 (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness) conference in Berlin.
- 11 June 2019, invited to give a talk "Unifying account of causal and non-causal explanations" at the Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf.
- 13 February 2019, gave a talk "Unifying the essential concepts of biological networks: explanatory directionality” at the Laboratory BOREA - Biologie des Organismes et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques Université de Caen, Normandie.
- 15 November 2018, "Topological Controllability of the Brain & Non-causal Explanatory Asymmetries" at the Department of the History of Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing (China).
- 15-16 February 2018, “Non-causal Asymmetries in Topological Explanation”, at the workshop: Explanatory Practices: Interaction, Dialogues, and Cognitive Processes, organized by the Center for Philosophy of Sciences (CFCUL) of the University of Lisbon.
- 11 January 2018, “Structure, understanding and explanatory depth: a noetic account”, at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.
- 12 December 2017, “Topological asymmetries and the norms for distinguishing explanatory and representational role of mathematics in scientific explanation” at the workshop Applicability of Mathematics: Representation and Explanation', University of Leeds.
- 01 December 2017, "Minimal structure explanations and explanatory depth" in the Genoa-Turin Seminars on Neural Mechanisms, Turin.
- 11-13 September 2016, "Explanatory power of topological models: a description of a mathematical structure or its instantiation" at the Romanian-Polish workshop in Busteni.
- 20-22 May 2015, “Interventionist counterfactuals vs. possible worlds counterfactuals: there can be only one when it comes to explaining consciousness”, invited talk at the Slovak/Serbian bilateral conference in Belgrade.
- 06-07 March 2015, “Topological models and minimal model explanations”, invited talk at the Meeting of the Danish Society for Philosophy in Aarhus.
- 12 March 2013, "Philosophical Problems of the Brain and Mind Relation", invited talk within the "Brain awareness week" at Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad, organized by the student section of the Serbian Neuroscience Society and the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad.
- 27 March 2012, “On the Difference Between the Explanatory Gap and the Hard Problem of Consciousness and why it Matters”, invited talk at the Laboratory for Experimental Psychology of the University of Novi Sad.
- 17 Feb-02 Mar 2012, “Conscious-state Anti-realism” (by Pete Mandik) invited commentary at the Fourth Online Consciousness Conference.
- 17 October 2011, “Topological-integration Model for Phenomenal Consciousness and Intelligibility of Explanation”, invited talk at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, the University of Belgrade.