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ENACTIVISM: a new paradigm?

From neurophenomenology
and Social / Evolutionary Robotics to Distributed Cognition

OCTOBER, 6-8  2008



Conference Center will be placed at Hotel Gromada, Conference Venue - Golden Room, Dambski Palace, Zeglarska Street.

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Toruń - how and where?

Toruń is one of the most beautiful cities of Poland. Picturesquely located on the both banks of the Vistula River, at a site of intersection of ancient trade routes, it has been propagating its traditional economy and openness to the world for nearly 800 years. The medieval old town of Toruń is a birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. The gothic buildings of Toruń's Old Town, which won the designation of World Heritage Site from UNESCO in 1997, present proof of Toruń's centuries-old economic, cultural and intellectual ties with the leading cities of Europe associated in the Hanseatic League.


How to get to Toruń?

Toruń lies on the Vistula, about a two hundred kilometres nord west of Warsaw, the closest international airport and railway hub.

The easiest way to reach Toruń from Warsaw is by train. The trains to Toruń run from the Warsaw Central station (if arriving at the airport, the best way to reach the central station is by bus 175 - the ticket is 2.40 PLN or taxi). It is best to use the on-line rail route planner (leaving 'Warszawa Centralna' arriving 'Torun Glowny') to find out the exact times the trains run. The cost of the rail ticket is under 23 to 58 (express) PLN in second class and under 35 to 87 (express) PLN in first class.


The Nicolaus Copernicus University

The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU), founded in 1945, is the biggest university in northern Poland and is outstanding both in terms of its scientific potential as well as the courses of study on offer, forms of education, and numbers of students and graduates. Due to the joining of the Ludwik Rydygier Medical Academy in Bydgoszcz to NCU, which took place on 24 November 2004, the University became a multi-profile higher education institution with even stronger research potential and teaching offers. In the recent press rankings, NCU has been granted the honourable position among the first five best universities in Poland. This is a confirmation of a high standard of the research and education offers.

NCU is comprised of 14 faculties: Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences; Faculty of Chemistry; Faculty of Languages; Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science; Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science; Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management; Faculty of History; Faculty of Law and Administration; Faculty of Fine Arts; Faculty of Theology and three faculties of Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz: Medical Faculty, Pharmaceutical Faculty and Faculty of Health Education. Twelve faculties have the power to grant doctorate and eleven - to grant post-doctorate degrees. Apart from the faculties, interfaculty and general university units, general university centres and interdisciplinary groups participate in education, scientific-and research and organisational activities.


NCU / The Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, was created in 1991. Its goals include conducting and coordinating academic research, training highly-qualified staff with good philosophical education, providing lectures in philosophy for other departments of NCU, developing cooperation with a range of home and international academic instututions, and the popularisation of philosophical knowledge.