Third Bochum Early Career Researchers Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science

June 12, 2020 - July 3, 2020

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Tilburg University
University of Colorado, Boulder

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This workshop offers early career researchers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science an opportunity for in-depth discussion and feedback on their work. Each accepted speaker will be paired with an early career researcher from the RUB working on a connected topic. The paired speakers will receive each other’s papers in advance, and prepare a detailed commentary. Each paper will then get 1 hour: 30 minutes for the speaker’s talk, 10 minutes for the paired speaker’s commentary, and 20 minutes for discussion. 

This year's workshop will take place entirely online via Zoom.

Registration to the event is mandatory, please, send an e-mail to alfredo-vernazzani AT if you want to register. We will send you per e-mail the Meeting-ID and password.


  • 12 June: 15:15 - 18:15
    15:15 - 16:15 Alexander Miller Tate (KCL) "Explaining Agential Pathology in Clinical Depression"
    16:15 - 17:15 Roy Dings (RUB) "Meaningful Affordances"
    17:15 - 18:15 Keynote Talk
    Sanneke de Haan (Tilburg) "Is It Me or My Disorder? Relational Authenticity in Psychiatry"
  • 19 June: 15:15 - 17:15
    15:15 - 16:15 Irena Dajic (Vienna) "The Efficacy of Delusional Belief" 
    16:15 - 17:15 Francesco Marchi (RUB) "Spinozan Self-Deception"
  • 26 June: 15:15 - 17:15
    15:15 - 16:15 Michelle Liu (Hertfordshire) "The Concept of Pain" 
    16:15 - 17:15 Guido Robin Löhr (RUB) "Polysemy and Negotiation" 
  • 3 July: 15:15 - 18:15
    16:15 - 17:15 Sofiia Rappe (LMU) "Thinking About Thought (and Predictive Processing"
    16:15 - 17:15 Nina Poth (RUB) "Predictive Processing as a Unifying Theory. In what sense?"
    17:15 - 18:15 Keynote Talk
    Rob Rupert (Boulder) "Self-Knowledge as a Subpersonal Phenomenon" 

All times are CEST


This edition's keynote speakers are: 

Rob Rupert (Boulder)
"Self-Knowledge as a Subpersonal Phenomenon"

Sanneke de Haan (Tilburg)
"Is It Me or My Disorder? Relational Authenticity in Psychiatry" 

We invite papers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, broadly understood. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Epistemology of perception
  • Mental representations
  • Bodily awareness and sensations
  • Social cognition and joint action
  • The problem of consciousness
  • Naturalization of intentionality
  • Animal cognition and comparative psychology
  • Philosophy of psychiatry and psychopathology

We welcome submissions from members of minorities and underprivileged groups.

Conference organizers: 

Alfredo Vernazzani, Elmarie Venter, Sabrina Coninx, Roy Dings, Krys Dolega.

Scientific Committee:

Sabrina Coninx (RUB)
Leon de Bruin (Radboud University)
Sanneke de Haan (Tilburg University)
Roy Dings (RUB)
Krys Dolega (RUB)
Harmen Ghijsen (Radboud University)
Beate Krickel (TU)
Francesco Marchi (RUB)
Judith Martens (University of Vienna)
Rob Rupert (University of Colorado)
Marc Slors (Radboud University)
Elmarie Venter (RUB)
Alfredo Vernazzani (RUB)
Pascale Willemsen (University of Zürich)


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 (1000 words) with a separate cover sheet (listing name, contact information, institutional affiliation, and date of PhD conferral or expected conferral) should be submitted to [email protected] by April 15th, 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by early May. Accepted speakers will be asked to send their full papers (of no more than 10,000 words) by beginning of June. 

For any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at: alfredo-vernazzani AT   

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June 11, 2020, 4:00pm CET

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Radboud University

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