Intelligence and Abilities

March 22, 2021 - March 23, 2021

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Humboldt-University, Berlin
King's College London
Humboldt-University, Berlin
Cornell University
Freie Universität Berlin


Humboldt-University, Berlin

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Workshop - Intelligence and Abilities

22-23 March, 14:00 - 18:30 (CET)

This workshop, co-organised by the Berlin-based Science of Intelligence Cluster and Human Abilities – Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, brings together philosophers and cognitive scientists to discuss the relationships between intelligence and abilities in humans, nonhuman animals, and artificial systems. Is intelligence best seen as an ability? How to understand cognitive abilities and skills to start with? How can we investigate abilities and intelligence philosophically and scientifically?

These and related questions will be tackled during this two-afternoon workshop. Each afternoon will comprise three talks, followed by a roundtable discussion with all the speakers. Confirmed speakers:

Ellen Fridland (London)   

Romy Jaster (Berlin)   

Dimitri Coelho Mollo (Berlin)

Carlotta Pavese (Cornell)

Martin Rolfs (Berlin)

Barbara Vetter (Berlin)

The workshop will take place on Zoom, with social gatherings on Wonder. To register, please write an email to communication(at) For questions, feel free to contact the organisers, Dimitri Coelho Mollo (dimitri.coelhomollo(at) and Sanja Dembić  (sanja.dembic(at) More details and update can be found in the following webpages:

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March 19, 2021, 4:00pm CET

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