CFP: 2023 Bochum Early Career Researchers Workshop in Philosophy of Mind & Cognitive Science

Submission deadline: April 30, 2023

Conference date(s):
July 24, 2023 - July 26, 2023

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This event is available both online and in-person

Conference Venue:

Ruhr-University Bochum
Bochum, Germany

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Submission deadline: April 30, 2023

The Early Career Researchers Workshop offers early career researchers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science an opportunity for in-depth discussion of their work. Each talk will get up to 30 minutes (plus 20 minutes for discussion). Each accepted speaker will be paired with another, whose paper they receive in advance to provide a brief (5-10 minutes) commentary.

We invite papers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science on the topic of the role of the brain in learning. Related topics that we consider relevant include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning in artificial systems
  • Learning in non-brained organisms
  • Animal cognition & comparative psychology
  • Basal cognition
  • The role of language and metaphors in cognition
  • Epistemology of perception
  • Action selection and decision making
  • Habituation, skill development, and motor control
  • Philosophy of A.I.
  • Philosophy of psychiatry and psychopathology

We welcome submissions from members of minorities and underprivileged groups. Attending the workshop is free of charge, but preregistration via mail is required.

Eligibility: Submissions are invited from PhD students or researchers who received their PhD less than 2 years before the submission deadline.

Submission instructions: Abstracts ready for blind review (1,000 words) with a separate cover sheet (listing name, contact information, institutional affiliation, and date of (expected) PhD conferral) should be submitted by April 15, 2023. Notifications of acceptance will be sent during May. Accepted speakers will be asked to send their full papers (of no more than 10,000 words) by the middle of July. For further information on preregistration and abstract submission, please click here:

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