Cognition, Affection, and Perception

October 15, 2020 - October 16, 2020
Rühr Universität, Bochum & Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

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


Federal University of Minas Gerais
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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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) - Tba
Commentator: tba

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)

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October 14, 2020, 11:45pm CET

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