Fourth Bochum Early Career Researcher Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science

July 20, 2021 - July 22, 2021

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Aarhus University


VU University Amsterdam
Radboud University
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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The Bochum ECR workshop is an annual event by and for graduate students and early career researchers. We provide a platform where people entering the academic job market have the opportunity not only for in-depth feedback on their work, but also for personal engagement and career advice from respected senior academics. Our workshop gives an opportunity for accepted speakers to be paired with local early career researchers working on a related topic. The paired researchers receive each other’s papers in advance, prepare detailed commentaries, and present online where they receive feedback from other members of the academia. The workshop will also include a number of slots for socialising and networking, as well as a “Fail Academy” session, where we will be sharing our stories of perseverance and resilience in the academic world.

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.


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 30th, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by late 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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April 30, 2021, 7:45pm CET

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