Cognition, Affection, and Perception

October 15, 2020 - October 16, 2020

This event is online


Federal University of Minas Gerais
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Federal University of Lavras
Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Federal University of Lavras
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Topic areas

Talks at this conference

Add a talk


Cognition, Affection, and Perception
1st RUB-UFMG Philosophy Workshop


Our minds possess the capacity to perceive our surroundings (visually, acoustically, etc.), but also the capacity to think and cognize, and the capacity to feel and being emotionally affected. An interesting and much-debated question is how perception and cognition interact. Does cognition penetrate and alter our perceptual uptake of the environment? And if yes, how? Beside cognitive penetration, there is an intriguing and much-less discussed question of whether affective and emotional states pentrate and alter our perceptual experience.

Such questions constitute the main topics of the 1st RUB-UFMG Philosophy workshop. Philosophers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais will discuss and comment each others works. 


  • 15 October

 14:30 – 15:30 Albert Newen (RUB) - Perception and Cognition Are Not Clearly Divided but Systematically Intertwined 
Commentator: Marco Aurélio Alves (UFSJ)

15:30 – 16:30 Felipe Carvalho (UFMG) - Fearful Object Seeing and Defensive Organismic States
Commentator: Francesco Marchi (Antwerp)

  • 16 October

 14:30 – 15:30 André Abath (UFMG) - On Having a Concept and Knowing What Something Is
Commentator: Guido Robin Löhr (RUB – Radboud)

15:30 – 16:30 Alfredo Vernazzani (RUB) - How Artworks Modify Our Perception of the Everyday
Commentator: Veronica de Souza Campos (UFMG)

All times are CET!

The workshop will run on Zoom.
If you would like to participate, please send an email to [email protected] to register!

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)




October 14, 2020, 7:45pm CET

Who is attending?

5 people are attending:

University of Lisbon
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
and 3 more.

See all

Will you attend this event?

Let us know so we can notify you of any change of plan.

RSVPing on PhilEvents is not sufficient to register for this event.

Custom tags:

#philosophyofmind, #rub, #ufmg, #cognitivepenetrartion, #philosophyofcognitivescience, #affectivepenetration