First Bochum Graduate Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science

July 23, 2018 - July 24, 2018
Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Mercator room, GA 04/187
Universitätsstraße 150
Bochum 44780

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  • RTG Group Situated Cognition


New York University
TU Dortmund

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Workshop description:

The purpose of this workshop is to give early career researchers working in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science the opportunity to discuss and receive in-depth comments on their works, ideally, extended drafts close to submission. The workshop will bring together eight early career researchers — four internal to the RUB and four external — working on interrelated topics. Each speaker will be paired with an early career researcher from the RUB or the Research Group in Situated Cognition working on the same or closely related topic. The paired speakers will receive each other’s papers in advance, and will be invited to comment on each other’s talk. In addition, there will be two keynote speakers who will present their current work and participate in the discussion.

Confirmed speakers:

— Giulia Martina (Warwick)
"Smell and Objectivity"

— Douglas Wadle (University of Southern California)
"Minimal Modalities and Mental Content"

— Judith Martens (RUB)

— Jakub Mihálik (Czech Academy of Sciences)
"Why the Panqualytists Cannot Account for Awareness"

— Alfredo Vernazzani (RUB)
"Do We See Facts?"

— Oliver Lukitsch (Universität Wien)
"Effort, Uncertainty, and the Sense of Agency" 

— Matej Kohár (RUB)
"Hacking Representations, If you Could Spray Them, They'd Be Real"
— Luke Roelofs (RUB)
"Sympathetic Imagination, Conceivability Arguments, and the Metaphysics of Mind"

Keynote speakers:

— Jim Pryor (NYU)
"Coincident Beliefs"

— Eva Schmidt (UZH)  
"Objectivism and Causalism on Error, Past, and Future" 


Partecipation is free, but please register in advance by sending an email to alfredo-vernazzani AT


The event is sponsored by the Volkwswagenstiftung's project "Perceiving the World and Understanding other Minds" and by the RTG group on Situated Cognition. We thank Prof. T. Schlicht and Prof. A. Newen for their support.  


Judith Martens, Krys Dolega, Elmarie Venter, Alfredo Vernazzani, Luke Roelofs.

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July 22, 2018, 6:00pm CET

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