Christophe Menant - Home Page -                                                    -March 2017-
ID: 
French 
Independent Scholar 
email: christophe [dot] menant [at] hotmail [dot] fr

Professionnal Activities: 
1975 -> 1979: Thomson CSF. 
(Telecommunication Development). 
1979 -> 2012: IBM France(Engineering, Manufacturing, Qualification, Program Office).

Interest with Philosophy of Mind: 

(A) Evolutionary approach to consciousness

* ASSC21 
(Beijing, China, June 13th-16th, 2017)
   
"Evolutionary Threads relating Animal Life to Self-consciousness”
 - Submitted abstract: http://crmenant.free.fr/ASSC21/ASSC21-Abstract.pdf
* TSC 2014 (Tucson April 2014)
   
"Consciousness of oneself as object and as subject. Proposal for an evolutionary approach"
 - Abstract: http://crmenant.free.fr/Abstract-TSC2014-C.Menant.pdf 
 - Poster: https://philpapers.org/rec/MENCOO , http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2014/C.Menant-TSC2014-Overall.poster.pdf
 - Interactive Diaporama Presentation: http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2014/C.Menant-TSC2014-Interactive.Diaporama.Presentation.pptm.ppsm
* 2014 Paper on the Evolution of Self-Consciousness
 
 "Proposal for an evolutionary approach to self-consciousness"
    https://philpapers.org/rec/MENPFA-3,  http://crmenant.free.fr/Self-Consciousness/Feb.8.2014.pdf
* The Status of Language in Human Cognition and Communication (Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Saint  
   Petersburg. October 11-12th, 2010).
   
"Proposal for a shared evolutionary nature of language and consciousness"  
 - Presentation:  https://philpapers.org/rec/MENPFA-2 
* TSC 2010 (Tucson April 2010)
 
"Evolutionary Advantages of Inter-subjectivity and Self-Consciousness through Improvements of Action Programs"

 - Abstract: http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2010/AbstractTSC2010.pdf 
 - Poster: https://philpapers.org/rec/MENEAO
* ASSC 12- 2008 (Taipei, June 2008)
  " Evolution as connecting first-person and third-person perspectives of consciousness" 
 - Poster:
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENEAC, http://crmenant.free.fr/ASSC12/C.Menant-ASSC12-Poster.pdf
* AAAI 2007 Fall Symposia (Arlington, Nov 2007)

   " Proposal for an Approach to Artificial Consciousness Based on Self-Consciousness" 
 - Poster
http://crmenant.free.fr/AAAI-2007/Artificial-Consciousness.Christophe-Menant.pdf
 - Position paper: https://philpapers.org/rec/MENPFA,  http://www.aaai.org/Papers/Symposia/Fall/2007/FS-07-01/FS07-01-020.pdf
 * ASSC 10 - (Oxford, June 2006): 
   "Evolution of Representations and Inter-subjectivity as sources of the Self. An Introduction to the Nature of Self-Consciousness"
 - Poster:
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENEOR,  http://crmenant.free.fr/ASSC10/Poster.pdf
* TSC 2006 
(Tucson, April 2006):
   "Evolution of Representations. From Basic Life to Self-representation and Self-consciousness"
 - Poster: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2006/Poster.pdf , http://cogprints.org/4843/
* TSC 2005 (Copenhagen, August 2005):
   "Evolution and Mirror Neurons. An Introduction to the Nature of Self-Consciousness" 
 - Presentation: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/TSC2005-Presentation/Charts.pdfhttp://cogprints.org/4533/
* TSC 2004 (Tucson, April 2004):
    "Performances of Self Awareness used to explain the Evolutionary Advantages of Consciousness". 
 - Poster: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/Tucson.2004.Print/http://cogprints.org/3715/ 

(B) Systemic approach to information and meaning

* IS4SI 2017. Symposium on Theoretical Information Studies (Gothenburg, Sweden, 12-16 June 2017):
   "Information, Constraint and Meaning from pre-biotic world to a possible post-human one. An Evolutionary approach" 
  - Accepted Abstract:
http://crmenant.free.fr/IS4SI-Theoretical.Information.Studies/T.I.S-Extended.Abstract.pdf
* IS4SI 2017. Third ICPI (Gothenburg, Sweden, 12-16 June 2017):
   "Meaning generation for animals, humans and artificial agents. An evolutionary perspective on the philosophy of information”
  - Accepted Abstract:
http://crmenant.free.fr/IS4SI-Third.ICPI/2017.ICPI.Abstract.pdf
* Special Issue of Biosemiotics (Springer): Constructive biosemiotics (forthcoming 2017).
   "Constraint satisfaction, agency and meaning generation as an evolutionary framework for a constructive biosemiotics" 
  - Abstract:
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENCSA-2
* Gatherings in Biosemiotics 2016 (Prague 4th-8th July 2016):
   "Meaning generation for constraint satisfaction. An evolutionary thread for biosemiotics" 
  - Presentation: 
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENMGF-2, http://crmenant.free.fr/Biosemiotics-Gatherings-2016.pdf
* Gatherings in Biosemiotics 2015 (Copenhagen 30 June to 4 July 2015):
   "Biosemiotics, Aboutness of Meaning and Bio-Intentionality. Proposal for an Evolutionary Approach" 
 - Presentation: 
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENBAM-2,  http://crmenant.free.fr/Biosemiotics2015/Biosemiotics-2015-Presentation.pdf
* 5th Research Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Cognitve Science (Madrid 23rd -24th April 2015):
   "Life, Local Constraints and Meaning Generation. An Evolutionary Approach to Cognition" 
 - Submitted Abstract: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/5th-PBCS/5th-PBCS-Menant.pdf
* AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012- Alan Turing 2012 
(Birmingham July 2-6 2012).
   "Turing Test, Chinese Room Argument, Symbol Grounding Problem. Meanings in Artificial Agents" 
 - Publication in APA Newsletter fall 2013: https://philpapers.org/rec/MENTTC-2
 - Presentation: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/IACAP-AISB2012-C.Menant-050712.pdf
 - Symposium Proceedings: 
http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/~gdc/work/AISB-IACAP-2012/NaturalComputingProceedings-2012-06-22.pdf
* CogSys 2012 (Vienna Feb 22&23 2012). 
   "Autonomy as Management of Meaningful Information for Constraints Satisfaction. Proposal for an Evolutionary Approach" 
 - Poster: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/CogSys2012/C.Menant-Poster.pdf 
* Fifth EUCogII Members Conference
 (Groningen, 10-11.10.2011):    "Evolution of constraint satisfaction and human autonomy” 
  
http:/crmenant.free.fr/EUCogII/C.Menant-EuCogII-Groningen.10-11.10.2011.pdf
* IACAP 2011 (Aarhus University – July 4-6, 2011). 
   "Cognition as management of meaningful information. Proposal for an evolutionary approach " 
 - Presentation
 http://cogprints.org/7584/http://crmenant.free.fr/IACAP2011/C.Menant-Presentation.pdf
*First European Summer School on Life & Cognition* (San Sebastian 22nd-26th June 2010)
   "Introduction to a Systemic Theory of Meaning" 
http://crmenant.free.fr/San.Sebastian/C.Menant-Summer.School-June.2010.pdf 
* Information and Computation (Book chapter, World Scientific -2011-) 
   "Computation on Information, Meaning and Representations. An Evolutionary Approach" 
 - Book chapter:
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENCOI,   http://crmenant.free.fr/2009BookChapter/10-Menant.pdf 
 - Book: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/7637
* CogSys 2010 (Zurich Jan 27&28 2010).  "Grounding of meaning in sensori-motor process " 
 - Poster:
 http://crmenant.free.fr/CogSys2010/C.Menant-CogSys.2010-Poster.pdfhttp://cogprints.org/6818/
* MGS Short paper (Last update July 2014):- "Introduction to a Systemic Theory of Meaning":
  
http://crmenant.free.fr/MGS/Short.paper.July.2014.pdfhttp://philpapers.org/rec/MENITA-5
* First EUCogII Members Conference (Hamburg, 10-11.10.2009) - Flash talk - 
   "Sensorimotor process with constraint satisfaction. Grounding of meaning"
   http://crmenant.free.fr/EUCogII/C.Menant-EUCogII-Hamburg.10-11.10.2009.pdf , http://cogprints.org/6820/ 
* E-CAP 08 (Montpellier, June 2008 )”From meaningful information to representations, enaction and cognition" 
 - Extended Abstract: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/ECAP08.Abstract/index.HTM 
 - Presentation: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/ECAP08-Presentation/Charts.pdf , http://cogprints.org/6108/
* Foundations of Information Sciences (Paris, July 2005) " Information and Meaning in Life, Humans and Robots"
 - Presentation: 
http://crmenant.free.fr/FIS2005-ENSTA-Presentation-/Charts.pdf:
 - Position paper: 
http://www.mdpi.org/fis2005/F.45.paper.pdf , http://cogprints.org/4531/ 
* Working Document (last update July 2003) " Essay on a Systemic Theory of Meaning" 
http://crmenant.free.fr/ 
* Biosemiotics 3 (Copenhagen, July 2003) "Evolution of meaningful information generation through the evolution of life" 
 - Presentation:
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENEOM,  http://crmenant.free.fr/Biosemiotics3/INDEX.HTM http://cogprints.org/3714/
* Groupe de Travail AFSCET (Paris, Juin 2003) “ Introduction à une théorie systémique de la signification"
 - Presentation: 
http://www.afscet.asso.fr/SBSMenant.pdf 
* Entropy 2003, 5, 193-204 
   " Information and Meaning"
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENIAM-2,  http://www.mdpi.org/entropy/papers/e5020193.pdf
* Fifth European System Science Congress (Heraklion, Oct 2002) 
   "Introduction to a Systemic Theory of Meaning" 
 - Presentation: " 
http://www.afscet.asso.fr/resSystemica/Crete02/Menant.pdf   
* Biosemiotics 2 
(Tartu, May 2002)
   "From Biosemiotics to Semiotics"
 
   
https://philpapers.org/rec/MENFBT, http://crmenant.free.fr/Tartu/Index.htm 
* Foundations of Information Sciences (Electronic Conference April 2002) 
   "Information and Meaning"
 
   
http://crmenant.free.fr/FIScience/Index.htm