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

Submission deadline: April 21, 2020

Conference date(s):
June 12, 2020 - July 3, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Bochum, Germany

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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. 

Due to the virus outbreak, the organizing committee has decided that the workshop will take place as an ONLINE event. Further details will be added here in the next weeks.  

In addition, the submission deadline has been extended to April 15

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)
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 and clarifications please do not hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]   

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#Philosophy of Mind, #Philosophy of Cognitive Science, #Early Career Researchers