Can representation and belief be naturalized?

Referenced by AlphaPsy (Google it. Typepad mangles the URL somehow), Interdisciplines.org has launched an online colloquium on the subject of Representation and Adaptation, tackling, according to AlphaPsy, the "difficult question of how natural selection could give birth to entities as refined as mental representations, while it kept remaining its usual stupid self...." It's a compliment.

For its part, Interdisciplines asks whether "representation can be naturalized."

It's THE question in philosophy of mind. Interdisciplines.org will, true to its mission, tackle the issue from a variety of perspectives, including artificial intelligence, philosophy (Daniel Dennett will participate) and theoretical biology.

The introduction is here. Dennett is slated to offer his thoughts on the "Evolution of Misbelief."

Wayne